What happens next?

After you have completed your application, you can expect to be called in for an audition and/or interview. Some art and design subjects may also ask that you produce a portfolio. It is best to check BEFORE you apply what the next steps might entail so that you are available and prepared.

Each institution and each subject will expect something different from their portfolio, interview or audition procedure- be sure to check this out.

That said, below we have put together some more general advice to help you on your way.

Portfolios and Showreels

Art and design courses will often ask to see a portfolio (or a showreel for film courses) of your work. The aim of this is to show your skill, enthusiasm and also your ability to carry out a project from concept to finished piece.

Showing your work


Interviews are a great time to shine – particularly for creative arts and design students- so it is best to be prepared.

Prep for interview


Most practice-based performing arts courses have auditions. Like just about everything else, auditions vary considerably by both course and institution.

All about auditions