Ravensbourne

Design practice courses

Interview and portfolio

All our applicants will be interviewed by our course staff. Interviews are 20 minutes long and give us a sense of your ability and enthusiasm for the subject.

BA (Hons) Design Products
BA (Hons) Design & Coding

For their interview, applicants should be ready to discuss a few (no more than 4) examples of their design work showing evidence of:

  • sketching and planning projects - this might include some rough hand-drawings of  ideas from a sketchbook or detailed technical drawings;
  • experimentation with different materials and design processes - this might include images (photographs or videos) of working with wood, metal, or 3D printing;

  • skill with making: images (photographs or videos)  of finished projects;

  • research and curiosity: this might include images (photographs or videos) of related or inspirational designs and art projects.

This work would have been completed as part of:

  • GCSEs
  • A Levels
  • Art & Design Foundation (FE)
  • BTEC
  • or independently outside of any curriculum.

Additional information for BA (Hons) Design & Coding

We will consider a wide range of applicants who show independent learning and creative process and expect to teach the core technical skills such as useful maths and the fundamentals of coding when they join the course. You don’t need to be an expert in Maths and Computing, although we highly value some experience in those areas.

BA (Hons) Digital Advertising and Design

A portfolio of design work, comprising of work covered at GCSE, A Levels and/or Art & Design Foundation or BTEC.

The work might include graphic design, advertising, posters, animation, photography or other art and design work. Also include any drawings, rough, sketches, development work and project logs.

We don't expect you to have anything moving, as you will learn those skills here!

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

A good portfolio with a graphic design focus. We are interested to see how you work with text and image.

Examples of work can include posters, information graphics, layouts, typography, branding and other forms of design.

We are interested in final outcomes that show attention to detail and craft. Equally research and experiments that led you there are important so don't forget to bring your sketchbooks showcasing the design process.

Technical skills (Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign) are useful but not mandatory.

At interview you should have the ability to talk about your work articulately and show a passion and understanding for the subject of graphic design.

BA (Hons) Motion Graphics

  • A portfolio of design work, comprising of work covered at GCSE, A Levels and/or Art & Design Foundation or BTEC.
  • The work might include graphic design, advertising, posters, animation, photography or other art and design work.
  • Include any drawings, rough, sketches, development work and project logs.
  • We don't expect you to have anything moving, as you will learn those skills here!

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