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    Are portfolio's really necessary as i dont have one currently and some courses im applying for have stated that you need a portfolio of work you have previously done.

    The course im currently looking into states:

    "as well as show your portfolio of art work (including show reels and work discs)."

    Now, i dont have any art work since i studied IT in college, however this looks like a course designed for the creative aspect of IT, in which im interested in. I dont have any show reels or discs either.

    This is the course link:
    http://courses.bournemouth.ac.uk/cou...nts-preferred/

    What do you make of it? Does it really influence your chances of getting in? Should i even bother listing it since i dont have a portfolio?

    I need quick replies since the deadlines quickly approaching! Thanks
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    You need a portfolio mate. Think of it this way. Why would they accept you (with no portfolio) over someone who has the same grades yet has a show real and a portfolio. They may accept you but its a risk not having anything. Often Universities are looking for you creativeness and not necessarily finished pieces of perfect Art. As you said you are interested in the creative side of IT I would recommend putting some of you ideas on paper using diagrams, drawings and written notes that communicate these ideas well.
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    (Original post by Trammy10)
    You need a portfolio mate. Think of it this way. Why would they accept you (with no portfolio) over someone who has the same grades yet has a show real and a portfolio. They may accept you but its a risk not having anything. Often Universities are looking for you creativeness and not necessarily finished pieces of perfect Art. As you said you are interested in the creative side of IT I would recommend putting some of you ideas on paper using diagrams, drawings and written notes that communicate these ideas well.
    Ive seen some computer science courses require portfolios of coding and programming that people have already done in college. However i studied computer science back in September before i dropped out and i didnt require a portfolio to get in. I suppose its just the course/uni's requirements. I dont think im going to consider the course now i think of it.
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    For art based courses, needing a portfolio is really very common. If you don't have a portfolio, it's very unlikely you would get in, as the portfolio is used to assess the level that you're currently working at.

    It sounds like this course is something you're currently interested in, but don't have any experience in the field. If this is the case, the course probably isn't for you, as they probably won't teach all the skills you need from scratch. If this is something you really want to do, you need to spend the time to build a portfolio. It may be possible to do this on an art foundation year, but otherwise you'll probably have to spend time doing this on a gap year.
 
 
 
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