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Once you've received an offer from us, the next step is to submit your portfolio of work, and come to an Applicant Experience Day along with other offer holders.

<p dir="ltr">For all of our courses we require a portfolio to be submitted as a condition of your offer. Our admissions team will have sent you details via email on how to submit your creative portfolio but we have also included the information below. You can submit your portfolio <strong>digitally or in-person</strong>.</p> <p dir="ltr">A successful portfolio will lead to a revised offer which will be tailored on an individual basis, applicants sharing a portfolio which includes exemplary work may be made an unconditional offer. We believe in making tailored offers that recognise that artists, designers and makers can have a wide range of relevant experience and skills beyond formal qualifications.<br /></p>
<p>You can submit your portfolio digitally via our <a href="https://forms.student-crm.com/Forms/view/45093434-809a-4d82-9e15-19b1476f5817"><strong>portfolio submission webform</strong></a><strong>. </strong>You can choose to present your portfolio in a number of different formats. For example, you might convert your portfolio into a PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation, a PDF, a Canva presentation, or you might send us a link to a website, blog, YouTube or Video film. Alternatively, you can send us an image file, sound file, video file, or an alternative digital format. <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/posts/top-tips-on-building-a-creative-portfolio">Read our top tips on building and submitting your portfolio here</a>.</p> <p>Ensure your portfolio is saved as a web link (e.g. a link to a cloud document, a YouTube showreel, a portfolio website etc) and <a href="http://aup.ac.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">shared with the email address admissions@aup.ac.uk</a>. It is really important you share it with that email address or we will not be able to access it and it may delay us reviewing your portfolio.</p>
<p dir="ltr">The best way to submit your portfolio in person is at one of our Applicant Experience Days. Once you have received an offer, you will be invited to book an Applicant Experience Day via email. There will be the option to book a 1:1 discussion with an academic where you can submit your portfolio. If you are having any issues booking your place or can’t make any of these dates, email <u>admissions@aup.ac.uk</u> and we can arrange for a bespoke 1:1 discussion with an academic at a time of your choice.</p> <p>Once you are an offer holder, you can choose to submit your portfolio digitally, but you can still book on to an Applicant Experience Day as this is a great chance to meet fellow students, take part in a course specific workshop, view our campus, facilities and accommodation and also speak about any student support, finance or admissions queries you might have.<br /></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>If you applied before the 31 January UCAS Deadline, you will need to submit your portfolio by Wednesday 28 February 2024. </strong>If you are not able to submit by this date, please get in touch with us at <a href="mailto:admissions@aup.ac.uk">admissions@aup.ac.uk</a> where we can give you help and advice.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Need top tips to help prepare your portfolio? </strong>Read our <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/posts/top-tips-on-building-a-creative-portfolio" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>handy blog</strong></a>.<br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">Applicant Experience Days are a great chance for offer holders to meet fellow students, take part in a course specific workshop, view our campus, facilities and accommodation and also speak about any student support, finance or admissions queries you might have.<br /></p> <p>We recommend you get to know Plymouth and learn more about what it’s like to study here by booking on to one of our upcoming Applicant Experience Days. Voted as one of the *<a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/posts/plymouth-one-of-the-cheapest-uk-cities-2022" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">top UK cities for affordable living</a>, Plymouth offers the perfect setting to enjoy your student experience to the fullest. Check out our range of budget-friendly <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/student-life/accommodation">accommodation recommendations</a>, <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/student-life/discover-plymouth">explore the city</a> and its up-and-coming creative culture. We also recommend you take some time learn more about some of the <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/disability-support-and-reasonable-adjustments">incredible support</a> we offer to our students to help you feel prepared for life at University.<strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Saturday 17 February (10am - 1pm)</strong></p> <p><strong> Saturday 23 March (1pm - 4pm)</strong></p> <p>If you can’t make it to an Applicant Experience Day, we can arrange a bespoke tour and a chat with a lecturer at a time and date that suits you.</p>
<p dir="ltr">Once you’ve submitted a portfolio, we aim to review it within 10 days of receiving it, and you will be informed of the outcome via <a href="https://www.ucas.com/dashboard"><strong>UCAS Hub</strong></a>. Once your portfolio is reviewed, your offer will be updated to one of the following:<br /></p><ul><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr"><strong>Unconditional</strong> — you have a guaranteed place with us</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr"><strong>Conditional</strong> — the portfolio submission criteria has been met, but additional specific requirements need to be met (e.g exam results)</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr"><strong>Unsuccessful</strong> — unfortunately, no offer has been made this time</p></li></ul> <p dir="ltr">If we require any further information to help us make a decision on your application, our admissions team will get in touch via email and phone. In some instances, our academic team may want to talk to you about your portfolio to help them make their decision and we will get in contact to organise this discussion.<br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">Once you’ve heard back from all of your UCAS choices, it’s time to decide which offer you would like to make your first choice, and which to choose as a second “insurance” choice. You will receive a deadline by which to reply from UCAS.<br /></p> <p dir="ltr">For more information about what happens next please visit <a href="https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/after-you-apply/track-your-ucas-application"><strong>ucas.com/trackyourapplication</strong></a>.<br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">If you are a <strong>UK applicant</strong> who applied to study a full-time course via UCAS, log in to UCAS Hub to accept your offer.</p> <p dir="ltr">If you are a <strong>UK applicant</strong> who applied directly to us to study part-time, you can accept your offer by emailing us at <a href="mailto:admissions@aup.ac.uk"><strong>admissions@aup.ac.uk</strong></a> and quoting your student reference number.</p> <p dir="ltr">If you have applied as an international student, please visit our <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/international"><strong>International Applications</strong></a> page. <br /></p>

<p dir="ltr">If you have any questions about your application or you’re concerned about meeting your conditional offer requirements, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly Admissions team.</p><ul><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr"><strong>Email: </strong><a href="mailto:admissions@aup.ac.uk">admissions@aup.ac.uk</a></p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr"><strong>Call: </strong>01752 203400</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr"><strong>Whatsapp: </strong><a href="https://wa.me/+447722744184">07722 744184</a></p></li></ul><div>You can also <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/ask-a-student" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>start a live chat</strong> </a>with our current students below and find out why they chose to study at Arts University Plymouth. Ask questions about course content, industry experience, student life, finding accommodation, the local area and their top tips for settling into your first year of studies.</div>