BA (Hons) coursesInterviews and portfolios

Course Overview

Interviews are an opportunity for you to demonstrate your commitment and self-motivation to a chosen area of study, and to discuss aspects of your chosen course.

You will be expected to display and discuss your portfolio. Portfolios should contain examples of work (both finished and work in progress) that showcase your particular interests – not only course or school work, but also any independent work including, for example, photographic contact sheets, research files, sketchbooks and any other evidence of your ideas, your interests and your passion for photography.

What we look for

As well as a demonstrable passion for photography, you will possess a mature outlook, with strong interest in research and contextual studies. Ideally, though not necessarily, you will have studied for a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and have a developed knowledge of visual concepts. We look for evidence of photographic ability but understand that not everyone has access to facilities allowing them to fully execute their ideas. You should have an appropriate level of awareness of contemporary photography and visual culture. We are interested in your individual creativity and how you communicate to an audience through the medium of photography.

What do you need to see in my portfolio?

A range of recent work showing your personal interest in photography and broader aspects of visual art. This could be 10-15 examples of ideas and developing themes in photography. Additionally you may have video work that relates to your interests. Evidence of personal work is strongly encouraged. Please bring all your sketch books and research files.

Portfolio Guidelines

Download BA (Hons) Photography Portfolio Guidelines

Further information

For additional information about How to apply and entrance requirements please go to our Apply section.