Arts, Media and Creative Technology interviews 2022 intake - Clearing

Media students

As one of our applicants, we're really keen to find out more about what you’re passionate about and to see some of the work you have spent time creating, so we'd like you to provide us with an example of your work. This could be a portfolio of images, storyboards or a recording of you performing. 

When we use the term "portfolio" we aren't just looking for finished pieces of work, we are happy to see examples of work, as this can include your thought processes and ideas development.

To find out what you need to do, we have put together some course specific guidance below as well as some useful FAQs to help you take the next steps in your application process. 

 

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BA (Hons) Animation/with Foundation Year (W615/W617)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio 

Portfolio requirements

Your work says a lot about you and your motivations. Our guidance is not meant to limit your creative statement but to allow you to demonstrate your creative potential. In general terms however we would expect to see an assortment of the following examples: 

  • Sketchbooks, notebooks and development sheets demonstrating the visual development of ideas and concepts (scanned)

  • Examples of design/idea development/storyboards/comics which may include animatics, character development, sequential drawing

  • Examples of experience with animation software

  • Character, environment, props and puppets traditional and digital

  • A range of approaches to observational and life drawing both digital and traditional

  • Essays, written reports or blogs etc. demonstrating an interest in narrative, drawing, image making and contemporary animation

We are not only interested in college work, but personal work completed outside of your college course as well. You may have other work that you wish to include that is not listed above so please do send it if you feel it is relevant.  

What format does this need to be in? 

We would advise you to save your portfolio as a pdf file,  which will be emailed to the tutor.  You may also submit this as an online link to your portfolio using a platform such as issuu.com, but please note you must ensure that the link being sent is not password protected.

What am I being assessed on?   

We are looking for applicants that are enthusiastic about the subject. At this stage in your education we are much more interested in ideas development, work in progress and drawing skills rather than completed polished projects.  

You will be assessed on your creative potential and ability to contribute towards the animation production cycle. 

How do I submit?

We would advise you to save your portfolio as a pdf file, no more than 10mb in size which will be emailed to the tutor.  You may also submit this as an online link to your portfolio using a platform such as issuu.com, but please note you must ensure that the link being sent is not password protected.

Please email  A.Robinson19@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Comedy Writing and Performance (W890)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

This year we are looking for applicants to provide us with a an example of your work.  The purpose is for you to tell us more about your experience, skills and interest in the programme you are applying for. In general, we are looking for a creative person with a strong interest and passion for comedy, theatre, media and performance. We would like to see examples of your work which may include:

  • One piece of academic writing, which should demonstrate your ability to analyse and evaluate your work or the work of others. This can be something you have produced on your current course. Alternatively, you can write a 300 to 500-word essay on a practitioner of your choice, discussing their key ideas and techniques 

  • Two minute monologue, please submit a two-minute monologue. The text may be drawn from any play, film or radio script. This can be from any genre and period you choose

  • Self-Recording – please provide a recording, no more than three minutes long in which you discuss your choice of audition piece, your interest in comedy and performance and your reasons for applying to this course, along with any experience you already have in this area.

What format does this need to be in? 

  • Your academic writing can be provided as a word document to us or a link, if this is available online 

  • All visually recorded work should be submitted as an MP4 or windows media file

What am I being assessed on?  

  • Your ability to analyse and evaluate performance work in a written format  
  • Your acting ability
  • Your engagement and understanding of comedy specifically.
  • Your engagement and understanding of your chosen monologue along with your interest in the course content.

Please note you may also be invited to attend a TEAMS interview as part of the application process, the tutor will contact you directly to arrange this.

How do I submit?

Please email S.McCormick@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Costume Design/ with Foundation Year (W450/W451)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

The purpose of a portfolio is for you to tell us more about your experience, skills and interest in the course. We are looking to see strong examples of an applicant’s creativity. This can be from: 

  • Sketchbooks from previous study of the subject area which show developmental thinking and reasonable interest and ability in traditional drawing skill 

  • A small selection of examples of any garments and/or accessories you’ve made

We are looking for applicants to have: 

  • Enthusiasm for costume and related subjects e.g. art, literature, performance, theatre, history/conservation  

  • Evidence of technical knowledge or design skill: this may be within previous costume/textile art & design projects, work-experience or personal projects undertaken 

What format does this need to be in?  

We would advise you to save your portfolio as a pdf file, which will be emailed to the tutor.  You may also submit this as an online link to your portfolio using a platform such as issuu.com, but please note you must ensure that the link being sent is not password protected.

What am I being assessed on?   

  • Level of interest and reasonable subject knowledge 

  • Creative ability 

  • Suitability for the subject

How do I submit?

We would advise you to save your portfolio as a pdf file, no more than 10mb in size which will be emailed to the tutor.  You may also submit this as an online link to your portfolio using a platform such as issuu.com, but please note you must ensure that the link being sent is not password protected.

Please email H.Gibson@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio.If you have applied for the Foundation Year, please send your work to M.Morriss@salford.ac.uk Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Dance (W500)

What do I need to do?

We would like to see examples of your work which may include:

Solo Performance - The solo performance should be a dance of 2 minutes. You can perform in contemporary, ballet, lyrical or dance fusion (a blend of different dancing styles). It is important to choose appropriate sound accompaniment – you can use text, music, sound effects etc. – or you can perform in silence if preferred. Props should be kept to a minimum and only used if necessary. 

Self-recording - We would also like you to tell us a little about yourself, your hobbies, the place where you live, your school or college, and your job.  If you have experience of working in performance, not just professionally but in any way, tell us about it.  Tell us about which artists, e.g. choreographers, directors, musicians, writers etc. you find inspirational. You don’t have to talk about all of these; just the things you think will be interesting. Then tell us why you want to come to Salford to study and why you want to come on this programme.  For this part of the recording, we suggest that you get whoever is operating the camera to concentrate on your upper body and face (a medium close-up shot)

What format does this need to be in? 

You can upload your film to Vimeo, YouTube or a similar site 

What am I being assessed on? 

  • Level of interest and reasonable subject knowledge 

  • Creative ability 

  • Suitability for the subject

How do I submit?

We would advise you send an online link of your work to the tutor via email. 

Please email D.L.M.Milner@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Digital Media/ with Foundation Year (A8J7/A8J8)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

Your work says a lot about your experience, skills, and interest in the programme. We are looking for a creative person with a strong interest and passion for engaging with existing and emergent digital technologies, shaping the ways in which they are used in multiple design contexts. You may wish to include examples of work of any of the following: 

  • Sketchbooks, notebooks and other material demonstrating visual development of ideas and concepts 

  • Examples of design work such as illustrations, logos and graphic design pieces, produced digitally or non-digitally

  • Examples of web development, including design and/or programming (HTML, CSS, Javascript)

  • Edited videos, motion graphics or animations

  • Games concepts or prototypes produced with any game engine or framework 

  • Essays, written reports or blogs evidencing an interest in digital media design

What format does this need to be in?

Please prepare images of your work as an optimised PDF or a folder of high-quality jpegs. 

You may also include hyperlinks to your online platforms such as: Instagram, ArtStation, DeviantArt, WordPress, Blogger and for moving image YouTube or Vimeo link.  

As a rough guide we would expect to see around a dozen pages of work featuring any or a mixture of the above-mentioned themes and media. 

What am I being assessed on?   

We are looking for applicants that are enthusiastic about the subject. At this stage in your education we are much more interested in your creative potential and passion rather than the skills you already have. For this reason, do not hesitate in presenting any unfinished work, or ideas still in progress.  

You will be assessed on your creative potential, experience and interest towards digital media design and production. 

How do I submit?

We would advise you to save your portfolio as a pdf file, no more than 10mb in size which will be emailed to the tutor.  You may also submit this as an online link to your portfolio using a platform such as issuu.com, but please note you must ensure that the link being sent is not password protected.

Please email A.Robinson19@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion (W2N1)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

We would like you to provide us with a visual mood board for the autumn winter season for 2022/2023. The images you use should be publicly sourced, for example. magazines, websites, catalogues, and blogs. The mood board can be in any area of the fashion industry (women's, men's, accessories or beauty) and it should include colour inspiration, visuals and text. 

What format does this need to be in? 

We would advise you to save your portfolio as a pdf file, no more than 10mb in size which will be emailed to the tutor.  You may also submit this as an online link to your portfolio using a platform such as issuu.com, but please note you must ensure that the link being sent is not password protected. You can use PowerPoint, or magazines to create this, it is your choice.

What am I being assessed on?   

  • Technique and creativity and some basic understanding of fashion and/or business 

  • Knowledge of the industry/subject area

  • Communication skills 

How do I submit?

We would advise you to save your portfolio as a pdf file, no more than 10mb in size which will be emailed to the tutor.  You may also submit this as an online link to your portfolio using a platform such as issuu.com, but please note you must ensure that the link being sent is not password protected.

Please email g.moran@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Fashion Design/ with Foundation Year (W225/W228)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

We are looking to see strong examples of an applicant's creativity, this could come from a number of sources and disciplines which engage with research, drawing, 3D work and use of materials. We understand some applicants may not have had a fashion specific focus on previous courses so we are happy to see examples from outside of the discipline. In general terms, we would like to see some work that considers how a fashion design mindset could be approached, perhaps through application to the body or clothing. 

Your work says a lot about you and your motivations. In general terms we would expect to see 15-20 pages of work that includes an assortment of the following examples: 

· Research/ sketchbook pages

· Design process/ drawing/ collage/ illustration of main projects

· Photographic examples of physical outcomes (ideally within fashion, but if not from a fashion background other outcomes may be considered)

·An interest in the subject and contemporary understanding of fashion design

What format does this need to be in? 

We would advise you to save your portfolio as a pdf file, no more than 10mb in size which will be emailed to the tutor.  You may also submit this as an online link to your portfolio using a platform such as issuu.com, but please note you must ensure that the link being sent is not password protected.

What am I being assessed on?   

  • Level of interest and reasonable subject knowledge 

  • Creative ability 

  • Suitability for the subject

How do I submit?

Please email P.A.Marsden@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. If you are submitting a portfolio for the Foundation Year, please email H.Gibson@salford.ac.uk  Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 

  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 

  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 

  • URL for your work (if relevant)

  • Any additional documents 

  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Fashion Image Making and Styling/ with Foundation Year (W227/W229)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

Within your work we are looking for the following: 

  • Examples of concept and idea development, how you start with a concept and see it through to completion, the processes involved in this, it’s not all about the final image we need to see evidence of the journey 

  • Examples of photography 

  • Research, this is key to backing up concepts and ideas. 

  • Evidence of experimentation. We are a directional course that works at the cutting edge of what fashion image making represents. We would love to see evidence of you striving forward and creating unique and contemporary images

  • Essays, written reports or blogs etc. demonstrating an interest in fashion, photography and contemporary culture that influences our creative outputs – art, politics, sustainability etc.

What format does this need to be in? 

Please prepare images of your work as an optimised PDF or a folder of high-quality jpegs which will be emailed to the tutor.  You may also submit this as an online link to your portfolio using a platform such as issuu.com, but please note you must ensure that the link being sent is not password protected.

What am I being assessed on?   

  • Level of interest and reasonable subject knowledge 

  • Creative ability 

  • Suitability for the subject

  • Motivations for the course

How do I submit?

Please email K.L.Joseph@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio.If you are submitting a portfolio for the Foundation Year, please email H.Gibson@salford.ac.uk Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 

  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 

  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 

  • URL for your work (if relevant)

  • Any additional documents 

  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

Please ensure you include your UCAS ID number and date of birth when contacting the Enquiries team.

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Film Production (W435)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

Your work says a lot about you and your motivations. We are keen to see pieces of work which show your thought processes, plans, through to final pieces. Our guidance is not meant to limit your creative statement but to allow you to demonstrate your creative potential. In general terms however we would expect to an assortment of the following examples:

  • Films 

  • Edit from a sourced footage

  • Photography you are particularly proud of

  • Research documents

  • Analytical writing

  • Podcasts and/or audio work

  • Pre-production work such as storyboards or concept art

  • Scripts you have written

We are not only interested in college work, but personal work completed outside of your college course as well. You may have other work that you wish to include that is not listed above so please do send it if you feel it is relevant. We advise though that you go for quality over quantity.

What format does this need to be in?  

Ideally your content will be web-based and we recommend sending a link of your work rather than trying to transfer files. We're happy to review work on online platforms such as Instagram, ArtStation, DeviantArt, WordPress, Blogger and for moving image YouTube or Vimeo link.  

Ideally you will have two or three pieces of work to submit, showing your skills as a film maker and a diversity in genres. However, if you have one piece of work that shows this then this will be acceptable. As stated above go for quality, show us your best work and this can be work that you have completed outside of college. 

What am I being assessed on?   

  • Level of interest and reasonable subject knowledge 

  • Creative ability 

  • Suitability for the subject

  • Motivations for the course

How do I submit?

Please email J.E.Sayer@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Film, TV and Stage Design/ with Foundation Year (W4C7/W4C8)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio

Portfolio requirements

The purpose of a portfolio is for you to tell us more about your experience, skills and interest in the course.  

We are looking to see strong examples of an applicant’s creativity this can be from sketchbooks from previous study of the subject area, which show your ability in visual observation and developmental thinking.  

We are looking for applicants to be able to demonstrate: 

  • Enthusiasm for the subject and related subjects e.g. art, literature, performance, exhibition design/spatial design or photography

  • Evidence of good visual communication skill, previous design/art projects, a work-placement or any independent and more personal projects undertaken

  • Knowledge of/ability in relevant technology and practices, CAD/Technical drawing/theatre plans etc. 

  • Evidence of working in 3D, this may be model making

What format does this need to be in? 

We would advise you to save your portfolio as a pdf file which will be emailed to the tutor.  You may also submit this as an online link to your portfolio using a platform such as issuu.com, but please note you must ensure that the link being sent is not password protected.

What am I being assessed on?   

  • Level of interest and reasonable subject knowledge

  • Creative ability 

  • Suitability for the subject  

How do I submit?

Please email H.Gibson@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. If you are submitting a portfolio for the Foundation Year, please email H.Gibson@salford.ac.uk Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Fine Art/ with Foundation Year (W100/W103)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

Your work says a lot about you and your motivations. In general terms we would expect to see an assortment of the following examples: 

  • Sketchbooks

  • Work in progress (please give details of medium and dimensions).

  • Finished works (please give details of medium and dimensions).

  • An example of a work that failed or didn’t turn out as planned

  • Examples of observational and life drawing

  • Essays, blogs and social media etc. demonstrating an interest an ability to reflect upon your concepts and ideas

  • Contextual research both visual and artist

  • Subject reading list (include any books, magazines, and relevant articles you have read to support your studies in art) 

What format does this need to be in? 

We would advise you to save your portfolio as a pdf file which will be emailed to the tutor.  You may also submit this as an online link to your portfolio using a platform such as issuu.com, but please note you must ensure that the link being sent is not password protected. 

What am I being assessed on?   

  • Level of interest and reasonable subject knowledge

  • Creative ability 

  • Suitability for the subject 

How do I submit?

Please email D.R.Hancock@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. If you are submitting a portfolio for the Foundation Year, please email H.Gibson@salford.ac.uk Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BSc (Hons) Games Design and Production/with Foundation Year (G470/G472)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

Your work says a lot about you and your motivations. We understand that you may not have completed pieces of work, this is not a problem. We are keen to see pieces of work which show your thought processes, plans, through to final pieces.  More importantly we would like to see evidence of aptitude in either creative arts practice or computer science.  

Our guidance is not meant to limit your creative statement but to allow you to demonstrate your creative potential. In general terms however we would expect to an assortment of the following examples:

If your background is in Creative Arts

  • Painting, drawing sketching
  • Photography
  • Traditional art and design
  • Animation

If your background is in Computer Sciences 

  • Evidence of computer programming. 
  • Programming tests or experiments
  • Web development 
  • Application development 
  • Network or database programming 
  • Experimentation with technologies such as Arduino or Raspberry Pi 
  • Any evidence of HCI and Interaction design work 

Foundation Year

If you have applied for our foundation year we ask for some samples of work to get a better understanding of your artist or technical talent and interests. This doesn't have to be a detailed professional portfolio; all we need to see are some examples of creative or technical work you are currently undertaking or have done in the past. This could be painting, drawing, graphics, photography or even some craft-based work. If you are more of a technical person, maybe you have experimented with some games engines or developed some programs at school or college, maybe you have done some web design. Please try and put together 5 pages that demonstrate your ability to include with your application.  

What format does this need to be in?   

As a rough guide we would expect to see around a dozen pages of work featuring any or a mixture of the above-mentioned themes and media.

We would advise you to save your portfolio as a pdf file which will be emailed to the tutor.  You may also submit this as an online link to your portfolio using a platform such as issuu.com, but please note you must ensure that the link being sent is not password protected.  

What am I being assessed on?    

You will be assessed on your attitude, creative potential and ability to flourish in the multi-disciplinary area of games design and production. 

How do I submit?

Please email A.Robinson19@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Graphic Design/ with Foundation Year (W211/ W214)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

Your work says a lot about you and your motivations. We understand that you may not have completed pieces of work, this is not a problem. We are keen to see pieces of work which show your thought processes, plans, through to final pieces. In general, we are looking for the following:  

  • A good level of commitment to your studies and evidence of basic art and design skills 
  • Research and development, ideas generation and the visual evidence of the process used to develop your outcomes
  • Drawing, painting, photography, typography, computer-generated work, mock-ups and photos of any 3D objects and artefacts
  • Digital work including video or animation could be embedded or included as a link if it is a large file size  

What format does this need to be in?  

We would advise you to save your portfolio as a pdf file which will be emailed to the tutor.  You may also submit this as an online link to your portfolio using a platform such as issuu.com, but please note you must ensure that the link being sent is not password protected.

   What am I being assessed on?   

  • Evidence & enthusiasm for the subject

  • Strong visual communication skills

  • Evidence of problem-solving

  • Clear working procedures showing the development of your ideas

  • Experience in a range of different media and materials - 2D and 3D 

How do I submit?

Please email G.A.Peploe@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

 

BA (Hons) Interior Design/ with Foundation Year (8G22/8G23)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

The purpose of a portfolio is for you to tell us more about your experience, skills and interest in the course, allowing us to determine whether this is your best choice. We recognise that you may not have as much work available for a portfolio as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see examples of work and any development of ideas.

Your portfolio can include: 

  • Drawings, concepts, technical drawings, observations, models and evidence of working in 3D
  • Photography, abstract paintings and graphic design elements can also be included

What format does this need to be in?

Please prepare images of your work as a PDF or a folder of high quality jpegs which will be emailed to the tutor. You may also include links to your online platforms such as: Instagram, blogs, websites, YouTube or Vimeo etc. 

What am I being assessed on?   

  • Level of interest and reasonable subject knowledge

  • Creative ability

  • Suitability for the subject

How do I submit?

Please email H.Gibson@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. If you are submitting a portfolio for the Foundation Year, please email H.Gibson@salford.ac.uk Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Journalism (Broadcast) (PP53)

What do I need to do?

Attend a telephone interview. 

Interview

A member of the Journalism team will contact you on the date and time that we have sent in your initial email.  We will use the telephone number provided on your application. If you have submitted your application, without a contact number please email this over to enquiries@salford.ac.uk including your student ID number and date of birth.

What do I need to have ready for my telephone interview?

You don’t need to prepare any additional work for your interview. 

What am I being assessed on? 

  • Level of interest and reasonable subject knowledge 

  • Skills and attributes

  • Suitability for the subject

Questions about your interview?

We have developed a FAQs section on this page which may answer your questions. If you are still unsure what is required, please email enquiries@salford.ac.uk

Please ensure you include your application ID number and date of birth when contacting the Enquiries team.

What will happen at my interview?

The interview will take approximately 20-30 minutes. The focus of the interview is on your interest in studying Journalism at the University of Salfordyour relevant work experience and your reflections on your own process of personal development. It is therefore not an interview about your academic knowledge but rather focuses on the experience you will be bringing to the Journalism team.

I can't attend and need to reschedule, what should I do?

Please contact enquiries@salford.ac.uk, quoting your UCAS or clearing application ID number, and date of birth. We will then advise whether your interview can be rescheduled.

What happens after I have completed my interview? 

As soon as you have completed your interview, your scores will be reviewed by the Admissions Tutor. We aim to give you a decision as soon as possible and this decision will be communicated to you directly. 

We do urge you not to share the interview process with other applicants as you will be putting them at an advantage over your own application. 

BA (Hons) Journalism (Multimedia) (P50Y)

What do I need to do?

Attend a telephone interview. 

Interview

A member of the Journalism team will contact you on the date and time that we have sent in your initial email.  We will use the telephone number provided on your application. If you have submitted your application, without a contact number please email this over to enquiries@salford.ac.uk including your student ID number and date of birth.

What do I need to have ready for my telephone interview?

You don’t need to prepare any additional work for your interview. 

What am I being assessed on? 

  • Level of interest and reasonable subject knowledge 

  • Skills and attributes

  • Suitability for the subject

Questions about your interview?

We have developed a FAQs section on this page which may answer your questions. If you are still unsure what is required, please email enquiries@salford.ac.uk

Please ensure you include your application ID number and date of birth when contacting the Enquiries team.

What will happen at my interview?

The interview will take approximately 20-30 minutes. The focus of the interview is on your interest in studying Journalism at the University of Salfordyour relevant work experience and your reflections on your own process of personal development. It is therefore not an interview about your academic knowledge but rather focuses on the experience you will be bringing to the Journalism team.

I can't attend and need to reschedule, what should I do?

Please contact enquiries@salford.ac.uk, quoting your UCAS or clearing application ID number, and date of birth. We will then advise whether your interview can be rescheduled.

What happens after I have completed my interview? 

As soon as you have completed your interview, your scores will be reviewed by the Admissions Tutor. We aim to give you a decision as soon as possible and this decision will be communicated to you directly. 

We do urge you not to share the interview process with other applicants as you will be putting them at an advantage over your own application. 

BA (Hons) Media and Performance (W400)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

This year we are looking for applicants to provide us with an example of your work.  The purpose is for you to tell us more about your experience, skills and interest in the programme you are applying for. In general, we are looking for a creative person with a strong interest and passion for comedy, theatre, media and performance. We would like to see examples of your work which may include:

  • One piece of academic writing, which should demonstrate your ability to analyse and evaluate your work or the work of others. This can be something you have produced on your current course. Alternatively, you can write a 300 to 500-word essay on a practitioner of your choice, discussing their key ideas and techniques 

  • Two minute monologue, please submit a two-minute monologue. The text may be drawn from any published play or radio script. This can be from any genre and period you choose

  • Self-Recording – please provide a recording, no more than three minutes long in which you discuss your choice of audition piece, your interest in media and performance and your reasons for applying to this course, along with any experience you already have in this area.

What format does this need to be in? 

  • Your academic writing can be provided as a word document to us or a link, if this is available online 

  • All visually recorded work should be submitted as an MP4 or windows media file

What am I being assessed on?  

  • Your ability to analyse and evaluate performance work in a written format  

  • Your acting ability

  • Your engagement and understanding of your chosen monologue along with your interest in the course content during the monologue.

How do I submit?

  • Your academic writing can be provided as a word document to us or a link, if this is available online 
  • All visually recorded work should be submitted as an MP4 or windows media file

Please note you may also be invited to attend a TEAMS interview as part of the application process, the tutor will contact you directly to arrange this.

Please email S.McCormick@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Music: Creative Music Technology / with Foundation Year (W374/ WH74)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

Please prepare two or three examples of recording and production work which demonstrate your use of music technology. If possible, this should include: 1) an example of your own creative music production, and 2) a recording you have made of a musician or band. The combined excerpts should not exceed eight minutes long.

Audition pieces (optional)

If you do not have examples of recording and production to show, you have the option of performing audition pieces instead. You should prepare two pieces to perform, which demonstrate your level of playing ability on your chosen instrument (which can include voice).

If you would prefer to show one or two examples of production work and perform one audition piece, this will also be permitted.

What format does this need to be in? 

We would advise you to save your portfolio as a pdf file which will be emailed to the tutor.  You may also submit this as an online link to your portfolio using a platform such as issuu.com, but please note you must ensure that the link being sent is not password protected.

What am I being assessed on?  

  • Performance technique – your current capabilities
  • Your current level of technical and creative ability 
  • Passion for the subject area

How do I submit?

Please email A.M.Hart1@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Music: Musical Arts/ with Foundation Year (W304/ W300)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

Please prepare and submit two contrasting works to perform on your principal instrument. You may draw on repertoire from any genre or style to perform but the works chosen should demonstrate the best of your ability as an instrumental performer or vocalist. You may perform original material if you wish but please make us aware that you are doing this at the beginning of your audition. If you are a multi-instrumentalist then please feel free to provide a short extract on your second instrument alongside this. 

We are reviewing your performance based on your principal instrument. It is expected that you will continue in this line of study should you be successful in your application.

You are welcome to provide us with examples of other musical projects, such as compositions should you wish to, however this is optional.

What format does this need to be in? 

We would advise you to save your portfolio as a pdf file which will be emailed to the tutor.  You may also submit this as an online link to your portfolio using a platform such as issuu.com, but please note you must ensure that the link being sent is not password protected.

What am I being assessed on?  

  • Performance technique – your current capabilities
  • Your current level of technical and creative ability 
  • Passion for the subject area, self-evaluation about gaps in personal knowledge

How do I submit?

Please email A.M.Hart1@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Music Management and Creative Enterprise (W376)

What do I need to do?

A decision will be made based on your application. If the tutor requires any further information, you will be contacted via email or telephone, using the contact details you have provided.

 

BA (Hons) Music: Popular Music and Recording/ with Foundation Year (J931/ W341)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

Please prepare and submit two contrasting works to perform on your principal instrument. You may draw on repertoire from any genre or style to perform but the works chosen should demonstrate the best of your ability as an instrumental performer or vocalist. You may perform original material if you wish but please make us aware that you are doing this at the beginning of your audition. If you are a multi-instrumentalist then please feel free to provide a short extract on your second instrument alongside this. 

We are reviewing your performance based on your principal instrument. It is expected that you will continue in this line of study should you be successful in your application.

You are welcome to provide us with examples of other musical projects, such as compositions should you wish to, however this is optional.

What format does this need to be in? 

We would advise you to save your portfolio as a pdf file which will be emailed to the tutor.  You may also submit this as an online link to your portfolio using a platform such as issuu.com, but please note you must ensure that the link being sent is not password protected.

What am I being assessed on?  

  • Performance technique – your current capabilities
  • Your current level of technical and creative ability 
  • Passion for the subject area, self-evaluation about gaps in personal knowledge

How do I submit?

Please email A.M.Hart1@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 

BA (Hons) Photography/ with Foundation Year (W460/ W643)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

This year we are looking for applicants to provide us with a portfolio. Your work says a lot about you and your motivations. We understand that you may not have completed pieces of work, this is not a problem. We are keen to see pieces of work which show your thought processes, plans, through to final pieces. This is your opportunity to show us your best work. Please think carefully about selecting your images. As a guide your work may be anything between 10 – 30 images. A higher number of images does not always mean a stronger portfolio.

We are looking for applicants to show the following: 

  • Enthusiasm

  • Strong visual communication skills

  • Evidence of problem solving

  • Clear working procedures showing development of ideas

  • Experience of photography and image making

  • Awareness of current photographic practice

What format does this need to be in?

We would advise you to save your portfolio as a pdf file which will be emailed to the tutor.  You may also submit this as an online link to your portfolio using a platform such as issuu.com, but please note you must ensure that the link being sent is not password protected.

What am I being assessed on?   

  • Technique and creativity

  • Passion for the course

  • Motivation to study

  • Knowledge of the industry and subject area

  • Communication skills

How do I submit?

Please email C.Edge@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. If you have applied for the Foundation Year, please email H.Gibson@salford.ac.uk Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Post Production and VFX (P391)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio, which includes a storyboard.

Portfolio requirements

This year we are looking for applicants to provide us with a portfolio and a storyboard.  Your work says a lot about your experiences, skills and interest in the course.

  • Portfolio - we are looking for applicants to demonstrate an understanding of the post production process and include a range of examples to demonstrate an appreciation of editing and VFX.  This could include edited audio and/or video examples, photographs, drawing etc. to show the design of editing and VFX sequences. 
  • Storyboard - please produce a storyboard that outlines an editing sequence that includes the use of VFX shots. 

What format does this need to be in? 

Please prepare images of your work as an optimised PDF or a folder of high-quality jpegs which will be emailed to the tutor. 

You may also include hyperlinks to your online platforms such as: Instagram, ArtStation, DeviantArt, WordPress, Blogger and for moving image YouTube or Vimeo link.  

As a rough guide we would expect to see an online range of around a dozen pages of work. 

What am I being assessed on?   

  • Technique and evidence of an appreciation and understanding of the post production and VFX 

  • Passion for the subject matter and a knowledge of the course

  • Enthusiasm, strong visual communication skills, evidence of problem solving, clear working procedures showing development of ideas, experience in a range of different media and editing a variety of material

  • Applicants should also have an awareness of contemporary editing, VFX and programme production

How do I submit?

Please email r.ellis@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Technical Theatre (Production and Design (W445)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

This year we are looking for applicants to provide us with an example of your work.  The purpose is for you to tell us more about your experience, skills and interest in the programme you are applying for. In general, we are looking for a creative person with a strong interest and passion for technical theatre and performance.

We would like to see one piece of academic writing, which should demonstrate your ability to analyse and evaluate your work or the work of others. This can be something you have produced on your current course. Alternatively, you can write a 300 to 500-word essay on a production of your choice, discussing critically a particular technical or design element and its impact on the performance.  

Self-Recording – please provide a recording, no more than three minutes long in which you discuss your interest in technical theatre and your reasons for applying to this course, along with any experience you already have in this area.

What format does this need to be in? 

  • Your academic writing can be provided as a word document to us or a link, if this is available online . 
  • All visually recorded work should be submitted as an MP4 or windows media file

What am I being assessed on?  

  • Your ability to analyse and evaluate performance work in a written format  

  • Your understanding of a technical aspect of theatre production. i.e. lighting, sound, design etc.
  • Your engagement and understanding of your chosen work along with your interest in the course

How do I submit?

  • Your academic writing can be provided as a word document to us or a link, if this is available online 
  • All visually recorded work should be submitted as an MP4 or windows media file

Please note you may also be invited to attend a TEAMS interview as part of the application process, the tutor will contact you directly to arrange this.

Please email S.McCormick@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance Practice (W440)

What do I need to do?

Submit an online portfolio.

Portfolio requirements

This year we are looking for applicants to provide us with an example of your work.  The purpose is for you to tell us more about your experience, skills and interest in the programme you are applying for. In general, we are looking for a creative person with a strong interest and passion for comedy, theatre, media and performance.

We would like to see one piece of academic writing, which should demonstrate your ability to analyse and evaluate your work or the work of others. This can be something you have produced on your current course. Alternatively, you can write a 300 to 500-word essay on a practitioner of your choice, discussing their key ideas and techniques 

You must also prepare and perform a two-minute monologue from any published play of your choice – tragedy or comedy, classical or contemporary. 

Self-Recording – please provide a recording, no more than three minutes long in which you discuss your choice of audition piece, your interest in theatre, acting and performance and your reasons for applying to this course, along with any experience you already have in this area.

What format does this need to be in? 

  • Your academic writing can be provided as a word document to us or a link, if this is available online . 
  • All visually recorded work should be submitted as an MP4 or windows media file

What am I being assessed on?  

  • Your ability to analyse and evaluate performance work in a written format  

  • Your acting ability

  • Your engagement and understanding of your chosen monologue along with your interest in the course content during the monologue.

 

How do I submit?

  • Your academic writing can be provided as a word document to us or a link, if this is available online 
  • All visually recorded work should be submitted as an MP4 or windows media file

Please note you may also be invited to attend a TEAMS interview as part of the application process, the tutor will contact you directly to arrange this.

Please email S.McCormick@salford.ac.uk when you are ready to submit your portfolio. Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email, please include the below: 

  • Full name 
  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 
  • Clearing application ID (as per your email) 
  • URL for your work (if relevant)
  • Any additional documents 
  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

We recognise that you may not have as many examples of work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see any examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

Top tips

1.

Ensure you read through all of the information provided carefully and ask us if you're not sure.

2.

Give yourself time to prepare for your interview, or to do your portfolio. We want you to do your best!

3.

We are looking for applicants to be passionate and knowledgeable about the subject area, make sure this is expressed through your work.

FAQs for online portfolio submissions

How do I submit my online portfolio?

Please send your portfolio via email to the relevant tutor for your course, their details can be found in the course drop-down menu. Please include your name and the course you've applied for in the subject line. In the content of the email please copy the below information and complete with your details:

  • Full Name 

  • UCAS Number (if applicable) 

  • Application ID (as per your email) 

  • URL for your portfolio 

  • Any additional documents 

  • In submitting this work, I (the applicant), confirm that all images/documents are my own work. 

What is the deadline to submit my portfolio online?

Please submit this as soon as you are ready.

Does this work need to be my own?

Yes, we are looking for examples of your work and you will be asked to confirm that the documents/images are your own when you submit.  If you are submitting work that has been done as part of a group project please confirm what sections you have contributed to and how. 

What if I can't send my work to you in time?

If you are having any difficulties submitting your work, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk and we will be happy to support you in this process. Please ensure you include your UCAS ID number and date of birth when contacting us.

What if I’ve applied for two courses with the School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology?

If you have applied for more than one course within the School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology you will receive a decision for each course.  Please ensure you submit your work tailored to the course or courses that you have applied for.

I have submitted my portfolio and have not heard back within three weeks, what shall I do?

We receive a large volume of applications for our courses. As a result, we may experience a slight delay in responding to you which we do apologise for. If it has been over three weeks since you submitted your work or attended an interview and you have not received a decision, please contact the admissions team on admissionssam@salford.ac.uk quoting your UCAS number and date of birth and the team can look into this for you.

What happens if I am unsuccessful?

The University has a range of Foundation Year programmes available that may be more suitable for you. We will look to see if we can offer you a Foundation Year. The decision will be updated on UCAS.

What if I no longer want to be considered for this course?

If you have changed your mind and wish to be considered for a different course, within the School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology  please contact the admissions team on admissionssam@salford.ac.uk quoting your UCAS number and date of birth. 

If you would like to withdraw your choice at Salford you can do this through UCAS. 

Who should I contact if I have any further questions?

We recognise that this has been a challenging year and you may not have as much work available as you might wish. Please do not worry about this. We are happy to see examples of work and if you do have any concerns, please get in touch with the team enquiries@salford.ac.uk to talk through your worries. We are here to help.

Please ensure you include your UCAS ID number and date of birth when contacting the team.