Digital portfolio guidance (Media Production)

Once you have made an application to the University of Derby you are required to submit a show reel containing examples of work for Media Production BA (Hons).

Your portfolio is your opportunity to show us who you are, your creative ability and your potential.

Total running time must be no more than five minutes. We will not be able to accept anything longer. It doesn’t matter if it’s shorter than five minutes. Students should upload a slideshow of still images from their portfolio converted into an AVI or QuickTime file. If work is sound or radio based they can upload an AVI or WAV file. This should be accompanied by a Word document in PDF form, giving a written commentary of 750–1,000 words to accompany the show reel.

The show reel and PDF will then be reviewed by course academics who may contact the student for further work/information if necessary. If a show reel is not suitable for the course you have applied for you may be asked to attend an interview and/or be considered for a similar course of interest including the Year Zero.

We are looking for work that is a reflection on your own interests, learning and development in relation to film and film production. We are looking for:

  • A critical evaluation of one or two pieces of work in your show reel, including the key aims and ideas, your own roles/input, as well as the relevance of particular theories, influences or other contexts that you have drawn on
  • A list with titles and brief descriptions of all the samples of your work on your show reel, and your individual contribution to each piece
  • What you want to learn from studying this area and what has attracted you to this course at the University of Derby

This should be in PDF format, giving a written commentary of 750–1,000 words to accompany the show reel and should include the following:

  • A reflection on your own interests, learning and development in relation to film and film production
  • A critical evaluation of one or two pieces of work in your show reel, including the key aims and ideas, your own roles/input, as well as the relevance of particular theories, influences or other contexts that you have drawn on
  • A list with titles and brief descriptions of all the samples of your work on your show reel, and your individual contribution to each piece
  • What you want to learn from studying this area and what has attracted you to this course at Sheffield Hallam University

The following list will help you understand how we will assess your abilities and your suitability for the course. We are looking for:

  • A basic knowledge and understanding of the processes and techniques used in film and media production
  • A creative and imaginative approach to production work
  • A potential to develop practical, conceptual and analytical skills in the realisation of your ideas
  • An ability to identify the sources you have drawn on
  • An ability to relate your ideas to your own experience

Submit your show reel

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Portfolio form.