Question from Charlie | UK |  "I have applied to several Fine art courses and have been asked to provide a digital portfolio, what should I include in it as I can only include ten slides?"

"What work do I need to include in my Fine art portfolio?"

ANSWER - Thank you for your question Charlie. 

Typically the course leaders will expect a concise overview of your approach to the chosen subject.

  • Choose a range of images that highlight your creative and narrative strengths. Do not include weaker work, just for the sake of covering a greater range of mediums.

    • Cover a wide range of experimental and observed skills. If they appear in a single work there is no need to present separately .
    •  Unless otherwise specified by the College, an application portfolio may include drawings, paintings, photography, digital media, design, three-dimensional work, web design, animation, video and almost any other type of artwork. This does not mean you should try to show everything you have created, but rather be specific, based on your experience of the College applied for (important to visit before interview). 
    • Demonstrate that you are willing to experiment and try new art-making experiences, focusing on areas that interest you and highlight your strengths.
    • Show that there is already an emerging narrative to your work and that you have been able to work independently and you have self-regulated your creative journeys.
    • Finally, if you would like our team to look over your portfolio we will be happy to do so.