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Begin your journey to a postgraduate or higher degree by research with your creative portfolio

Showcase your creative side through a portfolio of original works to support your application into a range of postgraduate degrees and Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) within UniSA Creative. Demonstrate your passion for your field with a professional curation of photographs, artworks, technical drawings, digital design content, illustrations and more. Ensure you tailor your submission to the field for which you are applying.

Submit your portfolio either by email, mail or in person at the UniSA City West campus. Your portfolio will need to be submitted in conjunction with the applicable entry requirements for your discipline area.

Please note:

  • Portfolio submission is compulsory for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Design (DGSP) for all applicants.
  • Portfolio submission is compulsory for admission to the Master of Design (DMSP) for all applicants unless you are a graduate of the UniSA Graduate Diploma in Design.
  • International students are required to submit a portfolio with their application for the Master of Architecture (DMAE). This does not apply to domestic applicants.   

 

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Find out more about portfolio entry requirements for postgraduate coursework and Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) below.

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    To apply to a program in UniSA Creative, applicants must submit an online application for consideration. Domestic applicants apply via SATAC. International applicants apply via UniSA’s International application system. Please quote application ID when submitting your portfolio and supporting documentation.

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      Postgraduate by coursework portfolios should be the applicant's own original recent work and may include the following elements, depending on discipline area:

      • Architecture: construction and design drawings.
      • Contemporary Art: drawings, paintings, photographs, sculpture, installation, performance, ceramics, prints, glass, jewellery/metal or textiles.
      • Communication Design: graphic design or illustration work (logos, posters, publication covers, illustrations, web designs, design tenders).
      • Design and Construct: construction and design drawings.
      • Industrial Design: construction and design drawings.
      • Interior Architecture: sketch design and developed design drawings, diagrams, finished presentation drawings, digital models, construction drawings and photos of physical artefacts (where appropriate).
      • Sustainable Design: photographs of work, construction and design drawings.

       

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      If applying for a postgraduate creative degree, your portfolio must be comprised of the following elements:

      • A digital portfolio of up to 15 images of works. Please provide a list of all images with name, title, date, medium and dimensions.
      • Statement of academic qualifications. Please state your undergraduate academic qualifications, together with any postgraduate qualifications or experience.
      • Curriculum Vitae (CV). Include your career achievements (with particular emphasis upon those relevant to your proposed program of study) and drawing software experience.
      • Statement of intent. Outline your overall career objectives for undertaking the proposed program of study, together with a summary of your specific aims for developing your creative and professional skills. Make sure you identify your chosen discipline area. This statement must be 500 words or less. 

       

    How to submit your portfolio

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    Before you apply to do a research degree, visit the Research Degrees website for information on preparing your application. When you are ready to apply, use Apply Online, a secure step-by step online application service.

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      • Proposal outline (750 words or less). Apply Online will require you to state succinctly and clearly your proposed research topic, together with a brief description of your research methodology and a bibliography of key references
      • An indication of proposed supervision arrangements (if known). It is important that you have established that there is a supervisor available to supervise your proposed project. Learn more about finding a supervisor.
      • Portfolio submission. Please note that a portfolio must be submitted by Visual Arts by Major Studio Project applicants only. Portfolios need to be submitted prior to the 23 September for Australian applicants and 15 June for International applicants to make a preliminary assessment prior to the respective application closing dates.

       

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      Visual Arts by Major Studio Project applicants only are required to submit a portfolio. Portfolios should be the applicant's own original recent work and may include:

      • Art works (drawings, paintings, photographs, sculpture, installation, performance, ceramics, prints, glass, jewellery/metal, textiles)
      • Graphic design or illustration work (logos, posters, publication covers, illustrations, web designs, design tenders)
      • Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture - construction and design drawings.

       

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      • Up to 15 images of works on a DVD or USB, maximum duration 10 minutes. Please provide a list of all images with name, title, date, medium and dimensions, and ensure all support material is labelled.
      • Statement of Academic Qualifications. Please state your undergraduate academic qualifications, together with any postgraduate qualifications or experience.
      • Curriculum Vitae. Please state your career achievements, with particular emphasis upon those relevant to your proposed program of study. You may also outline employment experience relevant to your proposed program of study.
      • Proposal Outline (750 words or less).

       

    How to submit your portfolio

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