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Portfolio Guidance

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To support your application you will be asked to submit, or bring in, a portfolio. It is an opportunity to show us who you are, your artistic ability and your potential.

This page provides a detailed insight into how to prepare the best possible portfolio for your course.

Portfolio submission deadlines

We would ask you to submit your portfolio within four weeks of making an application. We will make a decision on your application as soon as possible when we receive your portfolio.

The guidance below sets out our typical requirements, but in light of the current circumstances please be aware that you can submit: GCSE work, and work from last year; work in progress such as sketches of ideas; photos of your work; fewer examples of your work than we have recommended in the guidance.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do contact us.

We look forward to seeing your work.

Please note that if you are applying to the following courses you will not need to submit a portfolio:

  • BA (Hons) Horology
  • BSc (Hons) Gemmology and Jewellery Studies
  • BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing - Design for Industry

Select a course from the list below for specific guidance, but if you’re struggling with ideas of what to include or how to structure it take a look at the following guidance.

Watch this video for further advice for creating your portfolio.

Please select the course you are applying for