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Liverpool School of Art and Design

Thank you for booking your interview all the information you need is provided below:

We look forward to seeing you on the day. If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact the Faculty Admissions Team on 0151 231 5175 or by email to apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk.

Fashion applicants

Thank you for booking an interview for the BA (Hons) Fashion: Design and Communication at Liverpool John Moores University.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, a situation that is constantly evolving, we have heeded recommendations from the government and Public Health England and have revised our methods of interviewing in order to avoid unnecessary face-to-face contact and keep both our staff and prospective students as safe as possible. Consequently, our interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Important: Prior to your interview day you are required to submit an online portfolio (a collection of drawings, images, documentation) that represents your work using our attachment upload facility

This could include photographic content, film, written text, graphics, illustrations and other communication mediums. It should contain a well-presented collection of work that is creative and imaginative. When compiling your portfolio, you should work where possible with your current teachers at school or college, who know your strengths and can also give you a fresh perspective. The portfolio should give an insight into your work and it is intended to demonstrate your capabilities, personal style and potential.

Tutors want to see your current ideas, practices, methodologies and lines of interest. Ensure you include your best work and annotate each piece, sketchbook or object carefully. You may also present work on social media or relevant platforms.

You have two options for submitting your portfolio using our attachment upload facility

Option A) Digital Portfolio  

The work needs to be presented in the same way a physical portfolio would be.

Format: A single PDF file.

Please do not send individual files. A useful guide on how to create a PDF from multiple files and files types can be found here

Option B) Website Portfolio

If you are presenting your work as a website, please make sure that the link to your site is not your admin login. We need the link to your published site, otherwise we won’t have access rights.

Please do not send sites that require Flash to upload the page. Suitable sites builders are: Cargo Collective, Muse, Wix, Wordpress, Squarespace.

The Interview Day

Important: The Zoom link you will need for accessing your interview is:

https://us02web.zoom.us/s/85811598538

Your interview will be a group interview. You should join the Zoom Link 5 minutes before the  interview time you booked. Please ensure your full name is visible.

Interviews will last approximately 30 minutes. Your portfolio will be reviewed prior to the interview day, so please ensure you have uploaded this prior to interview.

No longer available?

If you find that you are no longer available, you can amend your interview and select an alternative date or time.

Following your interview, the Admissions Team will update UCAS on our decision. UCAS will then automatically generate a notification to you, letting you know the University’s decision.

If you have a question about uploading your portfolio or about your interview, please contact the Admissions Team.

Programme talk by Andrew Ibi

Fine Art applicants

Thank you for booking an interview for the BA (Hons) Fine Art programme at Liverpool John Moores University.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, a situation that is constantly evolving, we have heeded recommendations from the government and Public Health England and have revised our methods of interviewing in order to avoid unnecessary face-to-face contact and keep both our staff and prospective students as safe as possible. Consequently, our interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Important: prior to your interview day you are required to submit an online portfolio (a collection of drawings, images, documentation) that represents your work using our attachment upload facility.

This could include drawing, painting, print, photography, film, sound, written text, sculpture, installation, performance etc. It should contain a well-presented collection of work that is creative and imaginative, with as much variety as possible. When compiling your portfolio, where possible you should work with your current teachers at school or college, who know your strengths and can also give you a fresh perspective. The portfolio should give an insight into your work and it is intended to demonstrate your capabilities, personal vision and ambitions.

Tutors want to see your current ideas, practices, methodologies and lines of interest. While you will probably include your best work, you can include things that didn't work: you can briefly annotate what you are showing to make us aware of how you feel about the work and what you think it is doing. You may also present work on social media or relevant platforms.

You have two options for submitting your portfolio using our attachment upload facility.

Option a) Digital portfolio

The work needs to be presented in the same way a physical portfolio would be.

Format: a single PDF file

Please do not send individual files. See the useful guide on how to create a PDF from multiple files and files types.

Option b) Website portfolio

If you are presenting your work as a website, please make sure that the link to your site is not your admin login. We need the link to your published site, otherwise we won't have access rights.

Please do not send sites that require Flash to upload the page. Suitable sites builders are: Cargo Collective, Muse, Wix, Wordpress, Squarespace.

The interview day

Important: the Zoom link you will need for accessing the sessions is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82916725529

On your interview day, please join the Zoom link five minutes before your interview is scheduled. You will be admitted to a waiting room before you are assigned to a Breakout room for your individual interview. Please have access to your portfolio (if possible) during your interview. Please ensure your full name is visible when you join and audio and camera turned on when you are assigned to the Breakout room for your interview.

No longer available?

If you find that you are no longer available, you can amend your interview and select an alternative date or time.

Following your interview, the Admissions Team will update UCAS on our decision. UCAS will then automatically generate a notification to you, letting you know the University’s decision.

If you have a question about uploading your portfolio or about your interview, please contact the Admissions Team.

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Telephone: 0151 231 5175
Email: apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk 


Graphic Design and Illustration applicants

Thank you for booking an interview for Graphic Design and Illustration at Liverpool John Moores University.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, a situation that is constantly evolving, we have heeded recommendations from the government and Public Health England and have revised our methods of interviewing in order to avoid unnecessary face-to-face contact and keep both our staff and prospective students as safe as possible. Consequently, our interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Important: Prior to your interview day you are required to submit an online portfolio (a collection of drawings, images, documentation) that represents your work using our attachment upload facility   

You have three options for submitting your portfolio using our attachment upload facility:

Option A) Digital Portfolio  

You may wish to present your work in the same way as a physical portfolio would be, if so please make sure it shows your process of working through different brief and projects by including the examples of the following;

+ image making skills (experimentation and openness to working with different materials, digital and analogue)

+ visual literacy (this may be shown in the final outcome and resolve of a project)

+ a variety of projects (crossing disciplines, art / sculpture, illustration, digital design, book design etc)

+ problem solving skills

+ research work 

+ sketchbooks (showing development of you projects and your thinking)

+ Life drawing (if possible)

+ Any additional work you may have completed as a hobby, freelance, volunteering

Please make sure you include captions to give a brief description of your process and project (no more than 40 words) set at 9/10 point size. Please also make sure that the submission is ordered and considered.

Format: A single PDF file.

Please do not send individual files. A useful guide on how to create a PDF from multiple files and files types can be found here.

Option B) Blog Portfolio

You may wish to present your work as a blog, if so please make sure it shows your process of working through different brief and projects by including the examples of the following;

+ image making skills (experimentation and openness to working with different materials, digital and analogue)

+ visual literacy (this may be shown in the final outcome and resolve of a project)

+ a variety of projects (crossing disciplines, art / sculpture, illustration, digital design, book design etc)

+ problem solving skills

+ research work + sketchbooks (showing development of you projects and your thinking)

+ Life drawing (if possible)

+ Any additional work you may have completed as a hobby, freelance, volunteering. 

Please make sure you include captions to give a brief description of your process and the project (no more than 40 words). Please also make sure that the submission is ordered and considered.

Option C) Website Portfolio

You may wish to present your work as a blog, if so please make sure it shows your process of working through different brief and projects by including the examples of the following;

+ image making skills (experimentation and openness to working with different materials, digital and analogue)

+ visual literacy (this may be shown in the final outcome and resolve of a project)

+ a variety of projects (crossing disciplines, art / sculpture, illustration, digital design, book design etc)

+ problem solving skills + research work 

+ sketchbooks (showing development of you projects and your thinking)

+ Life drawing (if possible)

+ Any additional work you may have completed as a hobby, freelance, volunteering.

Please make sure you include captions to give a brief description of your process and the project (no more than 40 words). Please also make sure that the submission is ordered and considered.

Please make sure that the link to your site is not your admin login. We need the link to your published site, otherwise we won't have access rights.

Please do not send sites that require Flash to upload the page. Suitable sites builders are: Cargo Collective, Muse, Wix, Wordpress, Squarespace.

The Interview Day

Important: The Zoom link you will need for accessing the sessions is: https://us02web.zoom.us/s/4252204604

On your interview day, please join the Zoom link 5 minutes before your interview is scheduled. You will be admitted to a waiting room before you are assigned to a Breakout room for your individual interview.

No longer available?

If you find that you are no longer available, you can amend your interview and select an alternative date or time.

Following your interview, the Admissions Team will update UCAS on our decision. UCAS will then automatically generate a notification to you, letting you know the University’s decision.

Graphic Design and Illustration Open Day presentation

I have a question. Who can I ask?

If you have a question about your interview, please contact the team below.

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Telephone: 0151 231 5175
Email: apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk