Submission of Portfolios
Applicants for programmes DT544 (Design – Interior & Furniture), DT545 (Design – Visual Communication), DT546 (Fine Art), DT559 (Photography) and DT598 (Visual Merchandising & Display) must submit a portfolio of work to DIT Portland Row, Dublin 1, on either Thursday 1st of March or Friday 2nd of March 2012 between 9.30 am and 4.40 pm each day. A receipt will be issued stating the date the portfolio must be collected which will be approximately 10 days after submission. The portfolio is used to review the applicant’s potential to benefit from and contribute to the programme(s) chosen with regard to the following evaluation criteria:
1. Evidence of Drawing ability should be demonstrated through:
- examples of freehand, observation and/or technical drawing
- use of colour and texture
- variety of subject and media
2. Evidence of Practical ability should be demonstrated through:
- skills in visualisation (3D and 2D)
- quality of presentation
- control over media
3. Evidence of Conceptual ability should be demonstrated through:
- idea generation
- imagination and creativity
The maximum portfolio score is 600 points. Applicants must obtain a minimum score of 200 points to be considered for DT544 (Design - Interior & Furniture), DT545 (Design – Visual Communication), DT546 (Fine Art) and DT598 (Visual Merchandising & Display).
A minimum score of 300 points is required for DT559 (Photography). The portfolio should contain not more than 20 pieces of work made by the applicant in a range of media. This might include paintings, drawings, sketches, note books, sketch books, collages, photographs and computer outputs (do not submit CDs, zips or floppy discs). Submit only photographs of 3-dimensional or delicate work. Do not submit work that has been framed or mounted behind glass. Please arrange the contents in an orderly and accessible manner in a secure folder. While all care will be taken, the school cannot be held responsible for damage or loss of work during the review process or for portfolios not collected by the due date.
Failure to submit a portfolio will render an applicant ineligible for any of the above programmes. Portfolios received after the above submission dates will not be reviewed.
Portfolios should be securely bound and clearly identified with name, address and CAO number (if available at the time of submission). The decision of the review panels will be final.