Sample Images of Successful Portfolio Work Now Online
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If you’re interested in applying for LSAD’s art and design degrees, please be aware that there are sample portfolio images now online to give you an idea of what kind of work that has been successfully assessed as part of past portfolio application, and to illustrate our pointers for assembling a good portfolio.
A successful portfolio should adhere to the following guidelines
- Make it Exciting: Make your Portfolio reflect how enthusiastic you are about the prospect of studying Art & Design. Choose only your best work; work that expresses your skills, your abilities, your interests, your personality.
- Careful Presentation: You don't have to spend lots of money on expensive presentation boards, mounts and sleeves, but all work will look better if it is carefully presented. Take time to order your portfolio into a neat, tidy and well presented representation of your work. Order your work logically, you can do this chronologically, by theme, or by medium, for example.
- Be selective: Don't put everything in. We will only look at a maximum of 15 sheets. These sheets may, however, contain more than one image, drawing or photograph of 3D work. (If your portfolio contains more than 15 sheets you may be asked to withdraw work. Please avoid the embarrassment, by adhering to the 15 sheet limit.)
- Sketchbooks Please include a maximum of three sketchbooks. These should contain analytical studies which explore and investigate aspects of your environment.
- Don't forget unfinished work or work-in-progress. If relevant, these can be worth including. It's a good idea to attach sketches or plans to the finished work, (with a paper clip) to show that they are part of the same work.
- Don't leave out large work or 3D work: If you want us to see large work or 3D work, which you have made, just include a good quality photograph of it.
- Label it. Make sure your name is on the front of your closed portfolio, and neatly label all the work inside, on the reverse side, with titles, where relevant, and approximate dates.
- Your Assignment: Be sure to include your portfolio assignment. This forms part of your portfolio assessment and must be included in your portfolio.