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Fashion Design BA (Hons) Portfolio Request

Thank you for your application to study Fashion Design at the School of Arts & Digital Industries (ADI) with The University of East London.

As part of the admissions requirements you are required to send a digital portfolio for us to assess your work.
Please email a portfolio of your current work to support your application.  Your portfolio should be on Flickr or submitted in a PDF / PowerPoint format and emailed to the Undergraduate Admissions Team ugadmiss@uel.ac.uk.

Please do not send individual files or ensure that files do not exceed 5MB in size.

The subject of the email should read ‘Portfolio Request', your student reference number and the email should include the programme you have applied to study.
Passion, dedication and care.

Your Portfolio should be presented with passion, dedication and care. You need to want this place at UEL, and you need to convince us that you’ll make the best of the opportunity. You should be able to speak about designers that inspire you, their work, their projects. 

  • Sketchbooks full of ideas and visual experimentation
  • You should show evidence of sketchbooks full of ideas and visual experimentation
  • Evidence of visual research - gallery visits / contemporary design articles and visual inspiration

You should show some evidence of visual research. This should be an organised presentation of gallery visit documents, contemporary articles about your design, visual inspiration, photographs of things that you’ve seen, collections you’ve made.

Drawing skills

We would like to see your drawing skills - life drawing, observational drawing, understanding of garment scale and proportion on the body, fashion drawings, and inspiration development

Mixed media - Digital

If you’ve made any mixed media, multimedia, we would like to see those. 

Evidence of self-initiated projects/work/blogs

You should show major pieces of course work that you’ve undertaken, but what we really like to see is self-initiated project that you’ve undertaken.

Evidence and knowledge of techniques relevant to fashion design

Colour, mixed media, sculptural work, photography, collage, and idea development

Evidence of use Evidence of understanding of fashion market levels

Evidence of publication knowledge – relevant newspaper and high-end conceptual fashion magazines

Evidence of CAD Skills

Aim to make it self explanatory and as easy for us to see your work as possible. Try to avoid repetition of lots of the same type of thing. Also less is sometimes more so don’t send us everything, just the best work and what we have asked for.

We will notify you of the outcome through your UCAS Track or we will send you an email with our decision. If you receive a place at UEL you will be required to accept/decline your place as per UCAS deadlines/the deadline in your email.

We look forward to seeing your work.