All applicants are to demonstrate their artistic potential through portfolio submission/admission test/audition as specified in each course, in order to be considered for admission.
Applicants may select either (A) Portfolio Submission or (B) Admission Test. (A) Portfolio Submission
You are to submit 10-15 images of recent art or design work, which should include a range of finished artwork as well as development work in preparing the finished artwork (sketches, mood boards, etc). Portfolios are assessed with
the aim of identifying your creative and technical potential to undertake a course in art and design.
(Allowed image file types: .jpg,.jpeg,.png,.gif,.tif,.tiff,.bmp. Maximum image file size: 5 MB)
(Allowed video file types: .mpeg,.mp4,.mov,.m4v,.avi,.wmv,.flv,.asf,.mpg,.mp3. Maximum image file size: 200 MB)
The work submitted should preferably be not more than two years old. It may be the result of assigned class projects or independent exploration. It is recommended that the selected examples of work reflect your interests, experience
and competencies in art and design.
While compiling the contents of the portfolio, you may concentrate on a single medium or show work in a breadth of media. The portfolio may include, but is not limited to the following: drawing, prints, photography, painting, film,
video, animation, sculpture, ceramics, digital work, etc.
Guidelines on taking photographs of artworks:
- A clean background with no visual clutter distracting the artwork should be used.
- The artwork should be evenly lit and there should not be any shadows cast on the artworks
You are also expected to write a statement of intent of about 100 words, stating your reasons for pursuing a course of study in art and design. Please include your goals, interests and aspirations for the future.
(B) Admission Test
The test consists of three sections (test duration: 2.5 hours):
- Written essay
where you will be tested on your ability to write and express your views on art and design
- Drawing from observation
where you will be tested on your ability to draw an actual object or a scene in front of you
- Creative visualisation where you will be tested on your creativity and imagination to visualise a design or solution.
Please note that selected applicants may be asked to attend an in-person or online interview.