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Now accepting design portfolios for courses starting in Autumn 2020

Design portfolio at Griffith College

We are now accepting portfolios - book yours today!

Griffith College will be holding regular portfolio assessment days between February and June 2020, for courses commencing in September 2020.

Who needs to submit a portfolio?

Applicants of our three Level 8 Design programmes are required to submit a general art and design portfolio.* These are the BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture, BA (Hons) in Fashion Design and BA (Hons) in Design Communications.

A general art and design portfolio does not need to be tailored to the area of the course to which you have applied. Download our full portfolio guidelines here.

How do I book a portfolio assessment?

You can book your portfolio by submitting this short online form. Portfolio sessions will take place on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 25th February
  • Tuesday 10th March
  • Tuesday 31st March      
  • Tuesday 14th April
  • Tuesday 12th May
  • Tuesday 16th June

What does an assessment day involve?

On the day, you will need to bring your full portfolio to the college for your chosen time slot. The faculty will review your portfolio in private whilst you and your peers are brought for a short informal tour of the campus and the design facilities. You are not required to present or talk the faculty through your portfolio.

Once the faculty have completed all portfolio reviews in that session, you will have the opportunity to meet with them and ask any questions you may have.

You will take your portfolio home with you on the day and the college will follow up with you within 24 hours to inform you if you have been successful or not.

Portfolio assessments generally take 30 – 40 minutes (depending on the number of people there are to be assessed in that particular slot).

What if I don't pass?

The faculty will provide feedback in relation to your portfolio and you will be given the opportunity to resubmit a second portfolio at a later date.

There is no limit on the number of times you can resubmit a portfolio.

What does a good portfolio look like?

A portfolio should demonstrate your passion for design as well as key skills including hand-eye coordination skills and your ability to develop a project from its initial conception through to the production of a final piece.

Your portfolio should include all of your developmental work including notebooks, sketchbooks, mood-boards, brain-storms, experimentations for colour and mediums etc. It should not just be a series of final pieces (although these should be included too).

See our blog for more tips on perfecting your portfolio.