Portfolio advice

We look at portfolios as part of our selection process as some of our courses need specialist skills. Seeing your portfolio gives us an idea of your skills and helps us understand if you will enjoy studying with us and to make sure you are choosing the right course for you. 

A good portfolio should contain quality work it’s not about quantity. Be selective about what to include and avoid repetition, we would recommended 15 to 25 pieces. Ensure that your work is clearly laid out and easy to look through.

If you have been asked to send your portfolio or audition video, files need to be compressed or zipped, should not exceed 1GB in size and should be submitted via www.mailbigfile.com/dmuac

Undergraduate application portfolio advice


Creative Design


Fashion and Textiles

Graphic Design


As a journalism applicant, you will be required to submit a 300-word written statement on 'Why you would like to undertake the Journalism (NCTJ accredited) BA (Hons) at DMU?'

This written statement should include:

  • Why you are passionate about wanting to be a journalist
  • What journalistic work you may have already done at school, college or elsewhere (please attach examples of any published work)
  • An explanation of what sources of news you currently use

Your written statement should be submitted to admissions@dmu.ac.uk.

Visual Arts

Postgraduate application portfolio advice


Visual Arts


Fashion and Textiles


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