Every student is a unique creative universe and for Polimoda it is crucial to start exploring their potential right away. For this reason, those applying to do design and art direction courses are asked to submit their personal portfolio, a visual diary in digital form that acts as a reflection and extension of their skills and creative identity.
Beginning with the choice of layout and aesthetic composition, the portfolio must embody the personal style of the student as well as present their qualifications and specific and transversal expertise.
In general, those who apply for an Undergraduate course don’t have much experience: in this case, creating a portfolio is a chance for them to express their personality and their passions, working on skills, ideas, references, research projects and sources of inspiration.
Those interested in applying for a Master’s, meanwhile, must make sure to select projects that demonstrate their technical abilities, highlighting the entire creative process and contextualizing all content in an honest and comprehensive way.
A few simple tips are valid for all:
- Be clear, precise and organized, prioritizing your best work ahead of hobbies and experimental projects
- Diversify, demonstrating a wide range of skills and interests, without limiting yourself to a single area
- Don’t be afraid to be bold, choosing projects that embody your identity and which you are happy about
- Choose your materials intelligently, remembering that you will be assessed on the quality of your work and compositions, not the quantity.