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E-Folio Assessment Criteria How will admissions staff assess my e-folio? SCHOOL OF DESIGN
1. Ability to apply practical skills. 2. Ability to apply analytical and conceptual skills. 3. Ability to communicate about your work and to put it into context. 4. Ability to demonstrate an interest in Design and the specialist area applied for. Communication Design, Fashion & Textiles, Interior Design, Silversmithing & Jewellery Admissions staff will score you against each of the criteria above and if your total score is over the threshold, you will be invited for interview. E-Folio Assessment Criteria
1. Ability to Apply Practical Skills We want to see your practical skills and how you explore and use different media and materials. This could be demonstrated in a variety of ways including drawing / painting (analytical / abstract), 2D/3D work, photography etc. All Design e-folios should include a variety of drawing techniques. If you are applying to Communication Design, you should show skill in the following areas: Graphics, Illustration, Photography. If you are applying to Fashion and Textiles, you should show strong drawing skills, a confident use of colour and pattern and some sample work on/with fabric. If you are applying to Interior Design, you should show strong drawing skills, an understanding of space and the function(s) of interiors. If you are applying to Silversmithing & Jewellery, you should show strengths in both drawing and 3 dimensional work.
2. Ability to apply analytical and conceptual skills We are interested in the concepts and ideas behind your work how and how they progress and develop; from the initial starting point / source of inspiration through to a finished piece of work. Design is all about ideas – you must show the concepts and ideas behind your work. (Your Advanced Higher theme may be one of them or may be the basis of a wider theme) At least 5 out of the 15 images uploaded should show development work (sketchbook pages or development sheets) Do not include lots of magazine cut outs, photocopies etc Analytical - Looking at something in depth. If you are analytical, you are good at taking a problem or task and breaking it down into smaller elements in order to solve the problem or complete the task. Conceptual skills involve knowing how to and being able to formulate ideas. Individuals who have strong conceptual skills typically have excellent abilities to think creatively and solve problems. People who have conceptual skills can examine how ideas are interrelated. They effectively perceive individual elements in relationship to the whole.
3. Ability to communicate about your work and to put it into context We are interested in how you communicate about your work, the projects it resulted from and the ideas and sources of inspiration behind it. You should use your Folio Statement to tell the admissions staff: About the pieces of work you have uploaded What inspired you How your ideas develop throughout the project(s) Elements of the project(s) you consider to be the most successful. con·text (kntkst)n. 1. The part of a text or statement that surrounds a particular word or passage and determines its meaning. 2. The circumstances in which an event occurs; a setting.
4. Ability to demonstrate an interest in Design and the specialist area applied for Use the Folio Statement and your UCAS personal statement to tell the admissions staff about the following: Your interest in Design Historical or contemporary artists/designers that you are looking at or are inspired by Exhibitions you have visited What or who has motivated or inspired you to apply for the specialist programme. Your reasons for applying to Glasgow School of Art What you hope to gain by studying the programme