Preparation, upload and submission
How to prepare your mini-portfolio submissions.
Uploading a mini-portfolio is a simple four-stage process:
Prepare your images and/or movie clip(s)
Create your images using a digital camera or scanner and save them as jpegs. Resize the image so it is no more than 800x800px, the longest edge is EXACTLY 800 pixels and the file size is under 1MB. Give the image files sensible names and gather them together in one place. Write your brief descriptions or comments for each one.
See the mini-portfolio FAQs for help resizing your images.
You can show us 1 short movie clip in addition to the 25 images. If you want to add a movie clip, edit it carefully and upload it to YouTube, Vimeo or any site of your choice. Remember, no longer than 2 minutes! Take a note of the URL (web address).
If you’re applying to 'Film & Television', you must upload 1 five-minute movie clip, but you don’t upload images; you answer 3 questions instead.
You will have received authentication details by email (to the email address supplied in your application to UCAS.
Log into MyED and access the EUCLID or My Application channel in which you will find details on submitting mini-portfolios.
You are then ready to begin creating your mini-portfolio(s).
Upload your images/clips and text
Programmes other than Film and Television
Images: The upload process is simple, and you don’t have to create a mini-portfolio all at once - you can come back and add or replace images whenever you wish prior to the submission deadline. You can see how your images look at full size, or upload a different URL.
A screengrab of the image upload page is shown below. You can see that the images are represented by thumbnails grouped in three categories: ten images showing sketchbook/development/work in progress; ten showing resolved/completed work; and five showing the context for your work.
Uploading each image is a four-part process:
- To add a new image, click on an empty thumbnail (marked with a red cross) to activate it, then
- Scroll down and use the Browse/Choose File button and dialogue box to select your image file
- You should then type, or copy and paste into the red box, your descriptive text or comments (a maximum of 100 characters including spaces and punctuation)
- When you are happy with the image and the text, click the 'upload' button to complete the process for that image
If you want to replace an already uploaded image with an alternative, you can select it and click the 'remove image and text' button to start over again. At this point your image is uploaded to our server. This may take a few moments. Please be patient - the amount of time taken will vary depending on your connection speed and the size of your image.
After uploading an image, you will see a green tick indicating the upload was successful. To view the image you have just uploaded, click the green tick, and scroll down to view the image and description.
This is an optional facility to allow you to show us 1 short movie clip - up to two minutes in length - in addition to the 25 images. You should upload your clip to YouTube, Vimeo or another website of your choice and take a note of the URL (web address).
PLEASE NOTE: If we are unable to access uploaded clips, we will not be able to complete our assessment. Please ensure that your clips are not password protected and do not contain copyrighted material.
Directing us to the movie clip is a four-part process exactly as for images:
- Click on the empty 'optional movie' thumbnail (marked with a red cross) to activate it
- Type or copy and paste the complete URL (web address) of the clip into the green text box
- Then type or copy and paste any descriptive text or comments about the clip into the red box (a maximum of 100 words, including spaces and punctuation)
- When you are happy with the text and that the URL is accurate, click the 'upload' button to complete the process.
Film and Television
Answer questions and upload your short movie clip(s)
The upload process is simple, and you don't have to create a mini-portfolio all at once - you can come back and add or replace your short movie clip whenever you wish prior to the submission deadline.
You have to answer the following questions in the number of words specified:
- What kind of research and preparation did you carry out to produce this film? (Maximum 250 words)
- Give a short description of the two main roles that interest you in a film production. What do you consider to be the main responsibilities and activities of these departments? Why are you interested in performing these roles? (Maximum 250 words)
- If you were given the assignment to make a short 3-minute film with the theme 'Cultural Diversity' how would you carry out the research, plan the budget and realise the production of this short film? Present a concise and clear plan. (Maximum 500 words)
You have to show us a short movie clip of no more than five minutes in length. (You should have uploaded your clip to YouTube, Vimeo or other website of your choice and have the URL to hand).
PLEASE NOTE: If we are unable to access uploaded clips, we will not be able to complete our assessment and as a result may not be able to take your application further. Please ensure that your clips are not password protected and do not contain copyrighted material.
To upload, follow the steps below:
- Click on an option to activate it
- In the green box type - or copy and paste - the appropriate text: for a question, your answer must be no more than the number of words specified; for a movie clip, the complete URL (web address).
- For movie clips only, type - or copy and paste - any descriptive text or comments about the clip into the red box (a maximum of 100 words including spaces and punctuation)
- When you are happy with the text and/or that the URL is accurate, click the 'upload' button to complete the process for that question or clip.
To change anything that you've already uploaded, just click the appropriate option to re-activate it.
Submit your mini-portfolio(s)
When you are happy that your mini-portfolio is complete, or when the deadline for submission approaches, please submit your work. Please do not leave this process until the last minute.
An email will be issued to confirm successful upload.
Please remember that you must upload the minimum number of required images before you can submit your mini-portfolio. We cannot see your mini-portfolio unless you have pressed the ‘submit’ button and, without it, we cannot consider your application to study at the University.
Contact Student Systems if you need help with a technical problem related to your application: