- The portfolio can be either digital or physical showing primary research.
- Minimum of 5 pages of design development drawing skills that represent your most recent work.
- Sketch books are crucial.
Digital portfolios can include some or all of the following elements scanned and presented in the form of a PDF file that can be scrolled.
This can include:
- Evidence of drawing skills and in particular observation skills
- Life drawing quick sketches
- Life drawing longer study drawings
- Colour palette development, colour sensitivity and concept development
- Evidence of design development and extensive experimentation
- Textile experimentation, finish ideas and testing, feature development
- Ability to develop from 2D into 3D resolution( photographs of final garments is adequate)
- Draping in the stand and ability to capture shapes and silhouettes
- Evidence of Illustration skills and the ability to communicate through illustration
- CAD skills using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop; this could be in illustrations or technical drawings(CAD skills not essential as we do teach this)
Please note: A range of separate individual sheets is not acceptable.
If you are able to attend your interview in person, you will still feature a variety of the above evidence in the form of sketch books and a physical portfolio.
Please note:While we will accept any portfolio size, it is much more professional and easier to manage if you bring a maximum A3 size portfolio to interview. If you wish to show large scale AO,A1, A2 artwork, it is absolutely acceptable to photograph this to feature in your portfolio.