Portfolio advice
  • Portfolio advice

    Get all the information and advice on what to prepare for your portfolio when applying to an undergraduate course at Norwich University of the Arts.

    Undergraduate portfolio advice

    Here at Norwich seeing your work and hearing about your creative journey is an important part of welcoming you into higher education and all it has to offer you.

    We are calling the traditional portfolio a ‘development portfolio’. This is to emphasise that what we would like to see is where you are now in your creative journey. You don’t need to spend a long time making the perfect work, as we can assess your potential from your work in progress. Your development is the most important part of your learning.

    We know that it can be difficult in your final year at school or college. And for those of you who are no longer in education, it can be stressful trying to put a portfolio together on your own, so we aim to take the stress out of the process for you.

    Your development portfolio should be made up of work that reflects your creativity, personal interests and influences, as well as demonstrating your technical skills and ability, it doesn’t have to be perfect.

    Get development portfolio guidance

    Course specific portfolio guidance

    You can view specific portfolio guidance on each course page:

    Information for schools and teachers

    We are always happy to deliver classroom portfolio presentation examples. Find out about the full range of activities we offer schools, or get in touch with our Student Recruitment Team.


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