Portfolios for fine art degree applications helpWatch
I'm really into art history which is why I'm applying to those unis. I might apply for fine art with art history at Brighton or Dundee
I would recommend not submitting all 5 of your choices in October with your Oxford application. If you put 2 choices in initially and add the rest later then that gives you more time to work on your portfolio and to research your choices.
One of the problems we find with A level applicants is that they’re encouraged to apply early by their colleges and then end up submitting their portfolio in the autumn/winter instead of the spring. Most foundation applicants apply after Christmas and so have even more time than the early applicants. It just builds in even more disadvantage for the A level applicants.
It’s perfectly possible (and a good idea) to stagger your applications. All universities get the same information but if you add the choices on Track later it gives you more time. Plus you might have some decisions through from your earlier choices which can help you decide whether to use your remaining choices for safer or riskier choices.