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MA Human-Centred Design portfolios

Find out how to prepare your digital portfolio for the MA Human-Centred Design course at Cambridge School of Art.

What we want to see in your portfolio:

  • Examples from your undergraduate work and/or recent practice in a related field, including design, engineering, business, marketing, or humanities based undergraduate degree (including social sciences, psychology, history, geography, or design history)
  • Evidence of your knowledge, skills, and interest in human and beyond human-centred design, and ideas that drive you as a creative towards real world change-making
  • Evidence of your process, including images from your sketchbooks, and research/developmental works (e.g. model making, process diagrams, prototypes)
  • Evidence of your appetite, ambition, curiosity, engagement, appreciation, design process, design-thinking competency, and familiarity with relevant visual and experience in design and visualisation software.

How should you present your digital portfolio?

Please email a pdf of your work (you can convert to PDF using InDesign or Powerpoint if you don't have Adobe Acrobat DC) or a link to your personal portfolio website to [email protected] (home applications) or [email protected] (international applications).

Please host any videos on a video sharing site such as YouTube or Vimeo - you can set them as 'unlisted' and just send us the links. If you're unable to share your video via a video sharing site, please use a file sharing service such as Google Drive or Drop Box (make sure your file is less than 1GB).

If you would like to arrange a face to face portfolio review and tour, please contact the relevant Admissions team using the email addresses above.