Portfolios

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.

You can submit your portfolio anytime to artsportfolio@plymouth.ac.uk

  • Submit your work as digital images only, taken from either original digitally-based work, scans of flat work, or photographs of three-dimensional work.
  • Your portfolio should be a collection of JPEG images saved as either a single compressed file, if JPEG format, OR as a single compressed file or single combined file, if PDF format.
  • Acceptable digital formats are limited to only JPEG or PDF files; we cannot guarantee that we will be able to view work sent in other formats, so please adhere to the guidelines.
  • Online portfolio submissions can also be considered, but please ensure that the files are public and can be viewed by anyone with a link.

Portfolio queries
If you have any more questions regarding your portfolio or application please do not hesitate to contact us at ug-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.