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DIT PORTFOLIO CLINICS & OPEN DAYS

EVENT   DIT Portfolio Clinics & Open Days
DATES  

Thursday, 22nd November 2018

and

Thursday 24th January 2019

and

Thursday, 14th February 2019

TIME   9.30am & 2pm each day 
VENUE   North House, DIT Grangegorman
SCHOOL   DIT Dublin School of Creative Arts 
TELEPHONE    Elaine on (01) 402 4138 with any queries 
EMAIL   creativearts@dit.ie to book a place on the session you wish to attend
   

The Dublin School of Creative Arts in DIT Grangegorman are offering CAO applicants, 5th Year & Transition Year students, the opportunity to visit the campus, meet staff and students from all art & design programmes.  Applicants will also have the opportunity to bring their portfolio with them for a short consultation.  They are also given the opportunity to see the facilities on campus and ask questions they may have in relation to the DIT art & design programmes. Presentations on each programme will be delivered, in addition to information on what to include in their portfolio and how to develop it for application to any DIT Art and design programme (listed below)

Submission of Portfolio

(excluding DT101 - Architecture)

Submission of Portfolio 2019


Applicants for the following programmes must submit a portfolio:  

DT544 |  DT545  |  DT546  |  DT559  |  DT598

Programmes DT544 (Interior Design), DT545 (Design – Visual Communication), DT546 (Fine Art), DT559 (Photography) and DT598 (Visual Merchandising & Display)

Before you arrive

It is vital that you clearly identify your portfolio by securely attaching the following information, ensuring it is clearly visible on the outside of your portfolio cover:

  • CAO Number
  • Course Code
  • Full name
  • Address
  • Telephone number

This will help to identify your portfolio at all stages during the review and also the safe return of your portfolio.

Please ensure your portfolio is securely bound.

Submission / Collection Details

Submission:    

can be made on either Tuesday 5th OR Wednesday 6th March 2019 between 9.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm each day.  

Location:   DIT Grangegorman, North House, Lower Grangegorman Road 
Directions:   Plan your Route / Map 

 

Evaluation Criteria - PROGRAMMES: DT544 | DT545 | DT546 | DT598 

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: 

  • Investigation 
  • 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 (Interior Design), DT545 (Design – Visual Communication) and DT546 (Fine Art). 

The portfolio should contain no 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, or zips). 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.

The decision of the review panels will be final.

Evaluation Criteria - PROGRAMME:   DT559

The portfolio is used to review the applicant’s potential to benefit from and contribute to the programme chosen with regard to the following evaluation criteria:

1.      Evidence of ability to communicate ideas in single images, series, or completed projects will be illustrated through:

  • Ability to juxtapose elements within image(s) to generate meaning
  • Ability to articulate ideas clearly and effectively throughout portfolio
  • Treatment of subject, media and control of context

2.      Evidence of technical & practical ability will be illustrated through:

  • Project realisation and application of  technologies
  • Quality presentation
  • Control of media

3.      Evidence of creative ability will be illustrated through:

  • Experimentation with technique(s)
  • Innovative and creative use of media
  • Composition, form, layout & presentation
  • The maximum portfolio score is 600 points. Applicants must obtain a minimum score of 300 points to be considered for DT559 (Photography). 
  • Your photographic portfolio should consist of 15-20 images and should be no larger than A1 in size. The portfolio should be well presented and organized, with the images sequenced from beginning to end in a considered manner. A printed sheet at either the front or the back of the portfolio should provide image titles and contextual information if appropriate.  
  • Any images completed for art and/or design projects that further demonstrate your interest in image making may also be included. Workbooks or journals that inform the portfolio may be submitted.
  • 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 the above programme. Portfolios received after the above submission date will not be reviewed.
  • Portfolios should be securely bound and clearly identified with name, address and CAO number.
  • The decision of the review panels will be final.

Maximum & Minimum Scores:

Programmes Maximum Score           Minimum Score
DT544, DT545, DT546         600 points      200 points
DT559 600 points 300 points
DT598 600 points None

Mature Applicants:

Mature or international candidates who are short-listed may also be interviewed. Applicants with an equivalent qualification or significant appropriate experience will also be considered and interviewed.

The decision of the review panels will be final.

Contact Us:

Submission/Collection Queries

           

Score Queries:

DIT Dublin School of Creative Arts  

T: (01) 402 4138

E: creativearts@dit.ie

 

Admissions Office

T: (01) 220 5445

E: admissions@dit.ie

School of Media Photography (DT559) only

Email only please

E: schoolofmedia@dit.ie