Portfolio advice

Make the most of the opportunity to excel in your portfolio – you could be eligible for an unconditional offer.

We want to acknowledge your potential, as well as your commitment to us as an applicant. An unconditional offer allows you to focus on your upcoming examinations and begin planning for your university career.
For more information please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
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Product and Furniture Design

As part of your application you are required to submit an e-folio to artsportfolio@plymouth.ac.uk. Below is some advice on completing a portfolio.

What’s a good portfolio?

Please send in a careful selection of your design/art work, showing as broad a range as possible. Remember we are looking for your creative ability, so show how you generated ideas (including scans of sketches, sketchbooks and drawings), how you’ve developed projects, and your final outcomes. The majority of 3D work should be as photos – particular any 3D objects you may have produced.


A digital document, set up in InDesign or PowerPoint is ideal. Saved as a PDF this can be emailed easily.

What next?

Following your portfolio submission, you may receive an unconditional offer if you are an exceptional candidate or already possess the required grades.

Ask, ask and ask

We want to help you make the right decision for the next step of your career. Please email us with any questions and we will do our best to answer them. Please contact: admissions@plymouth.ac.uk or roy.tam@plymouth.ac.uk.

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

You can submit your portfolio online pre-interview to get constructive feedback on your work before visiting us.

  • 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.

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