About the Creative Design Experience at the University of East London
We offer lectures from industry professionals, specialist designers and
Our Culture Series, gallery visits and exhibition trips are also an important part
Applicants for creative courses listed below
Creative courses Portfolio Request
Thank you for your application to the University of East London. As part of the admissions process you are required to upload a digital portfolio of your work.
Ideally you should submit a .pdf file or a link to a digital platform containing the requested work. Aim to make it self-explanatory and as easy for us to see your work as possible.
What does my portfolio need to show?
We are looking for students with the signs of design mind at work. Our subject is concerned with all kind of visual communication so you should you try to include examples of typography.
Examples of work we want to see included in your portfolio are:
- Sketchbooks full of ideas and visual experimentation.
- Drawing skills – observational drawing, mark making and colour experiments.
- Evidence of self-initiated projects/work/blogs
- Evidence of visual research – gallery visits/contemporary design articles
- Evidence and knowledge of techniques relevant to graphic design such as collage, type, printing, animation, image making, film and photography
(Examples of Mixed media – digital/moving image or animation can be brought on USB stick)
- You Inspirations
- A design sensibility
- Passion, dedication and care.
Avoid repetition, showing us lots of the same thing.
Try to show us examples of your work that include as many different mediums as possible.
Sometimes less is more, so don’t send us everything, just your best work and what we have asked for.
More about our school and work
After the interview
We will notify you of the outcome through your UCAS Track or we will send you an email with our decision.
If you receive a place at UEL you will be required to accept/decline your place as per UCAS deadlines/the deadline in your email.
Any other questions?
Please contact our Applicant Enquires team for all potential applicants, new and current applications (UK only) by calling +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) or Live chat: Click the live chat icon in the bottom right of the screen.
We look forward to receiving your portfolio and good luck, UEL.