Digital Arts MA application portfolio advice

Your portfolio

Your portfolio should showcase your work in digital arts.  It can be on CD/DVD/USB, online submission or in the form of a website.  It is also helpful to see any documentation of work in situations where it has been shown and to have some indication of how your work has developed over a period of time.

Once your application has been received, you will either be invited to an interview where you will present your portfolio of work (on campus for Home/EU applicants, via Skype for Overseas applicants), or alternatively you may be asked to submit a digital portfolio of your work.

Portfolio submission options for overseas applicants

What are we looking for?

We are looking for:

  • A good degree (or equivalent) in a field appropriate to the area of study
  • If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience, we will consider your application on an individual basis
  • An ability to develop your work critically over a period of time
  • An awareness of contemporary digital practice
  • The potential to question, take risks and to thrive in a challenging environment
  • An ability to contribute constructively to group learning and teaching events
  • A motivated and independent approach to learning

What should a portfolio contain?

Digital Practice 
We are looking to see how you develop ideas and how you research effectively for your area of interest. Make sure you have a portfolio that demonstrates creativity, an in depth involvement in your work and also clearly documents its resolution.

Written work

Please bring a piece of written work or recent example of an artist’s statement. We like to see how well you can articulate your practice. Even though this is primarily a practice-based programme, you will have written tasks to do throughout the course.

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