Your interview and portfolio

Ravensbourne short courses

Portfolio information and guidance

Firstly, it doesn’t have to be perfect.

At Ravensbourne we understand that the last two years have caused a lot of disruption to your studies, so not everyone will be able to provide a complete portfolio at this time. 

We encourage you to show your research, development and examples of work in progress, so we can assess both your thought process and craft in the absence of a finished article. 

These will provide valuable insight into your abilities and potential to succeed at Ravensbourne.

With all this in mind, please don't hesitate to submit your portfolio even if it's not quite perfect at this stage.


Our interviews are conducted online which is why we need to see a digital portfolio. It can include photos of your projects and not just work that’s been created digitally.

We recommend providing around 15–20 images of your work, or a showreel if you're applying for one of our film or production courses.

Where to publish your portfolio

The platform you choose may depend on the type of work you want to show. 

Some example formats and platforms:

  • Tumblr
  • Blogspot
  • Flickr
  • Vimeo
  • Wixsite
  • YouTube
  • Soundcloud
  • Powerpoint
  • PDF
  • Google drive
  • Your own website

Important note: 

  • Set permissions - please make sure your work can be accessed by our academics by setting the right permissions
  • Not password protected – your work should be accessible from a web browser without the need to enter a password.

Specific requirements

  • We understand that you may not have been able to produce as much practical work this year compared to previous years, so we are being flexible with some of our requirements.

    Below you will find the specific portfolio requirements for your course.

Further Education interview and portfolio guidance

Please note: If you are applying to study one of our further education courses, please consult our interview and portfolio guidance for further education students.   

Top tips

Our lecturers have tailored subject specific portfolio and interview information because we know you'll want to show us just how talented you are when you apply to study at Ravensbourne.

Please be aware that all interviews for September 2022 entry will be conducted online.

Specific course requirements

Not all our courses ask you for a portfolio or showreel (although most will). Click on the course below to find out more.

UCAS Workshops

We run a number of UCAS workshops to help prepare students for interview, including mock interview workshops, personal statement workshops and portfolio or showreel surgeries.

If you'd like to sign up to any of these sessions, please email [email protected].