Our Arts and Media programmes require you to submit evidence of creative work with your application.
At NMIT we ask for evidence of creative work as a way of assessing your likelihood of success when applying for the following programmes:
What does evidence of creative work look like?
Make use of the work you have already done. This could include:
- If you have done any creative courses at school, do you have copies of work you submitted for assessment, or things you created during class?
- Do you have any creative hobbies? Model making, sewing, drawing, collage, taking photos…things that you just do for fun?
I don’t have any evidence. Can I apply? Yes - absolutely! Create something for today!
Its not too late to create! Here are some ideas of things you could do to show your creativity.
- Tell a story in photos. Grab your phone or digital camera and have a go at taking 3-5 creative shots that “tell a story.” You might arrange these photos on a single A4 page OR get creative on how you present them!
- Sketch. Get out some paper and a pen, pencil, crayons, or anything you like and get sketching- from real life or your imagination. TIP Do 3-5 different sketches, then step back and choose one to refine…you don’t have to use your first attempt!
- Make something from nothing. Gather up some bits of recycling-plastic, paper, cardboard-and have a go at making something. E.g. create a new purpose for something discarded, create a miniature model of a fictional character (think up a creative name for your character). Think BIG or tiny - stretch your imagination.
How much do I need to include?
You don’t have to include everything, just pick a few of your favourite pieces of work.
Photos of original work are fine. For example, if you like making models, two or three photos of a model from different angles is great! A photo of a large painting is better than the original work.
Try to include a couple of different things. For example, if you did graphic design at school, include some examples of that! Also try to find another medium, for example, some sketches of your design process, or some photos of something else you have made.
For your application to NMIT, three different examples from the lists above is great.
You may also include something that shows a particular skill e.g. sewing, model making, carving, jewellery- however, always acknowledge when you followed someone else’s example and make sure the majority of what you show demonstrates your own ability to make, design, doodle, explore ideas and CREATE!
We hope you have fun creating and we look forward to seeing your work.
Please contact us if you want further support and/or advice about the creative aspect of your application to study here at NMIT.