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MA Portfolio Presentation

For application to our Masters Degrees you will be invited to bring representative examples of your creative practice to interview.

The viewing of creative work is an important part of the selection process for MA study and allows us to engage with you in discussion about your work and your future ambitions. If you are currently in your final year of an undergraduate degree, we recognise that it may not be possible to include your final project work at the time of application. Representative images of work in progress or indicative practice are welcome.

You may choose to present a digital portfolio at interview. These can be submitted on a USB drive, DVD, social media platform or through website platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, Prezi, Tumblr, Dropbox, personal websites or blogs. Emailing your digital portfolio is not suitable due to inconsistencies across different email providers and the image/video quality may be diminished.

Further Guidelines

Please bear in mind the following guidelines:

  • It is important to include a range of creative work that demonstrates your suitability for the MA course you have applied for.
  • Interviews will last approximately 30 minutes, during which you will be asked questions about your research interests and practice (evidenced through your portfolio).
  • Your portfolio should be presented in a logical and ordered manner.
  • The interview panel will be equally interested in seeing sketchbooks, notebooks, publications, catalogues, blogs or websites that relate to your practice.
  • Physical examples of practice (2D/3D) are acceptable at interview, but larger or delicate pieces of work should be evidenced through photographic documentation or digital submission.
  • Individual film, video, animation, sound work and/or showreels should be no longer than five minutes in length. Where submitted works exceed this length, please bear in mind that for interview purposes we will request a five minute section for review during interview. You will have a limited amount of time to present your work so give consideration for how the viewer will navigate the different files.
  • Your application includes a 500 word written statement, but where possible you might wish to include other examples of your written work that relates to your chosen subject. Examples might include an undergraduate essay, research report, or be drawn from other professional contexts.
  • Include any links to relevant websites or blogs that contain your work.
  • Long distance applicants (such as those from overseas) are required to submit a digital portfolio at the time of application. If the applicant is invited to Skype interview, this will allow the portfolio to be reviewed in advance.

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