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If you would like to apply for a place on the Diploma Year start date September 2022, please contact the Diploma Year office on:

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Digital Portfolio Submission Information

For your digital portfolio you will need to create a PDF containing 20 high-resolution photographs of your work and email it to: The works should include:

•10 drawings in dry media (e.g. graphite, charcoal, chalk, pastel, Conté, pencil).

•10 additional works in other media (e.g. painting, photography, sculpture, animation*, print).

These works must have been created within the past three years.

Within the 20-image limit, you may include images from sketchbook pages. However, if possible, please try to limit this to 4 images.

*Animators may submit 2 short video files included within their additional works via a link (that does not require a password). Please limit each video file to 2 minutes / max 8MB per video. Each image must be labelled in the following way: Title of Work, Dimensions, Medium. i.e. Untitled, 25x25, Pencil On Paper (dimensions should be calculated in centimetres). Please be prepared to present these works along with further sketchbooks at interview if you are shortlisted.

Shortlisted Applicants

Applicants will be shortlisted by our interview panel which includes the Director and Core Tutors. They will present a physical portfolio of their work, including the digital submission. Applicants should present sketchbooks and 3D works if appropriate.

Portfolio for Interview

The portfolio should display a sense of personal investigation through a range of drawing, painting and mixed media. Your work should demonstrate an interest in skill and process and include examples of:

• Drawings that express a sustained interest in the world around you.

• Works that demonstrate an ability to apply ideas across a range of materials and media. You should include photographic evidence of any 3D work, sculpture or larger pieces where applicable.

• You are encouraged to include sketchbooks in your portfolio.

• Evidence of an interest in developing skills.

• Information on the materials you have used, scale and size of the work.

If you are invited for interview, we will ask to see the work presented in your digital portfolio along with new work, sketchbooks and evidence of inspiration and research.


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