BA (Hons) Film and Television Production portfolios

What do we look for in your portfolio?

If you are applying after 1 July 2019 for a September 2019 start, then please use our Clearing 2019 portfolio guidelines.

If you are applying for a September 2020 start, please follow our usual guidelines below:

The film and television production portfolio consists of two elements.

  • A 500-word letter of application explaining why you would like to attend this course, where you see your future in the film and TV industry and why you believe you are a good candidate for selection on this course. You can include in the letter links to your work.
  • 10 still images you have taken yourself, that tell a single story. Assemble the images in an order that tells the story on 2 pages as a PDF document with a total file size no larger than 10MB. These could be taken on a camera or your phone. We are interested in your visual storytelling so think about framing, visual language and how each image progresses the story - don’t include a written description, let the images tell the story.

How should you present any digital work?

Standard applications

If your portfolio includes digital works, you should provide these as pdf or Powerpoint files, and any films as MP4s, saved on USB memory sticks or external hard drives. If you have included links to films or online work, check that the link works from any browser and provide passwords if required. If your digital work does not open or run, then we cannot take it into account during the interview process. If it is an essential part of your portfolio you may be asked to provide alternative work through the post by a specified date.

E-portfolios/International applicants

You may deliver your portfolio digitally via email with the 10 stills story as a PDF document (no more than 10MB) and the letter (including any online links) as a Word document. Both documents should be clearly labelled with your name and the course you want to study. We can’t accept USB or CDs in the post.

For any questions regarding this or any other aspect of the admissions process please contact your admissions officer. We look forward to receiving your portfolio.


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