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MA Illustration portfolios

Find out how to prepare your digital portfolio for the MA Illustration course at Cambridge School of Art.

What do we look for in your digital portfolio?

Your digital portfolio should:

  • show examples of your recent visual practice including, where possible, work that gives an idea of the themes and areas you’d like to develop on the course
  • include a video of consecutive pages, or a digital equivalent, of your preparatory and development work like sketchbooks, process book or contact sheets to show how you resolve visual ideas
  • include projects where the social and or environmental engagement and experimental approaches is evident, regardless of how successful the final outcomes are. These can be more valuable points of insight than a series of highly finished pieces.

How should you present your digital portfolio?

Please email a pdf of your work 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 send an .mp4 or .mov and 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.