Andy Humphreys – BA (Hons) Architecture Programme Leader – talks to our students about portfolio creation
What is a portfolio and why is it significant?
The portfolio is a record of your creative potential. We are interested in seeing the work that best showcases you
How to put together a portfolio?
Demonstrate your creative abilities by including a range of work that shows evidence of diversity of skills, and an aptitude to use a wide range of materials and media. We are interested in seeing the process that led to the final product. This might include, but is not limited to (note - you are not required to show all of the following):
- Drawings (analogue and digital); collages; paintings; graphic design; 3D work – models; pages from sketchbooks; photography; precedent studies of architects / artists; films; soundscapes / music compositions; creative writing; for example, poetry and stories.
How many pages?
Minimum 12 pages and maximum 20 pages.
How to submit?
- Digital images only, taken from either original digitally-based work, scans of flat work, or photographs of 3D work.
- Your portfolio (saved in PDF format) should have a cover page listing your name, UCAS number and a cover image produced by you.
- Total portfolio file size should be no more than 5MB.
- Please email your portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should include your name (and UCAS number if you are a UK home student).