Submission of Portfolio

Submission of Portfolio

Applicants for the following programmes must submit a portfolio:   

For 2022, due to current restrictions, we will use an online portfolio assessment platform. 

  • Closing Date for Submission of Porfolio:  Monday 28th February 2022 at 5pm 
  • Where to Submit: https://tudublin.slideroom.eu/#/Login 
  • You can amend and edit your online application.  Note - once you select “submit” applications cannot be amended. 
  • Make sure to use the same email address you use for your CAO application when creating your account. Once you create an online account, you will be asked for the following: 
    • 2022 CAO number 
    • Personal statement (optional) 
    • Selection of your work (up to 25 pieces) ready to attach to your online application 
  • Applicants may only submit a portfolio once in an academic year. 

Additional information is available in the following documents School of Creative Arts Portfolio Information 2022 and Photography Portfolio Submission FAQ 2022.  Information on the application process can be found by visiting the School of Creative Arts webpageIf you have any issues with your online application, contact creativearts@tudublin.ie  

 

Evaluation Criteria - PROGRAMMES: TU975 | TU973 | TU974 | TU795

The portfolio is used to review the applicant’s potential to benefit from and contribute to the programme(s) chosen with regard to the following evaluation criteria:

  1. Evidence of Drawing ability should be demonstrated through:
    • Examples of freehand, observation and/or technical drawing
    • Use of colour and texture
    • Variety of subject and media
  2. Evidence of Practical ability should be demonstrated through:
    • Skills in visualisation (3D and 2D) 
    • Quality of presentation
    • Control over media
  3. Evidence of Conceptual ability should be demonstrated through:
    • Investigation
    • Idea generation
    • Imagination and creativity

The decision of the review panels will be final.

Evaluation Criteria - PROGRAMME:  TU976 PHOTOGRAPHY 

The portfolio is used to review the applicant’s potential to benefit from and contribute to the programme chosen with regard to the following evaluation criteria:

Evidence of ability to communicate ideas in projects will be illustrated through:

1. Evidence of Ability to Communicate Ideas 

  • Examples in single images
  • Examples across a series of images 

2. Evidence of Practical ability  

  • Composition
  • Technical skill
  • Quality of presentation 

3. Evidence of Creative ability 

  • Creative enquiry
  • Development of ideas

We would like to see a selection of your photographic work (up to 25 pieces) that best represents your creative, practical and conceptual skills and abilities.

You may additionally submit pages from your notebooks or workbooks which show how you researched and developed your work. If you have had photographs published in magazines or online, you may submit them as well.

Failure to submit a portfolio will render an applicant ineligible for the above programme. Portfolios received after the above submission date will not be reviewed.

The decision of the review panels will be final.

Maximum & Minimum Scores:

ProgrammesMaximum ScoreMinimum Score to be achieved
TU975, TU973, TU973 600 points 200 points
TU976 600 points 300 points
TU795 600 points None

Mature Applicants:

Mature or international candidates who are short-listed may also be interviewed. Applicants with an equivalent qualification or significant appropriate experience will also be considered and interviewed.  The decision of the review panels will be final.

Contact Us:

Submission / Collection / Portfolio Queries: Dublin School of Creative Arts, Tel: 01 220 6164, Email: creativearts@tudublin.ie

Photography Queries: School of Media, Email: ann.curran@tudublin.ie

Score Queries: Admissions Office, Tel: 01 220 6100, Email: admissions@tudublin.ie