Portfolio guidelines for art and design, and architecture

Planning to study architecture or art and design? You should submit a portfolio as part of your application, showing evidence of your design and creative interests.

Architecture portfolio guidelines

Submit a portfolio if you’re applying to:

  • Bachelor of Architecture and Future Environments

Architecture portfolio guidelines

Art and design portfolio guidelines

Submit a portfolio if you’re applying to:

  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts

Art and design portfolio guidelines

Preferential entry

You may not need to submit a portfolio if:

  • You are a current Year 13 student at a NZ secondary school, and
  • You have achieved NCEA Level 2 with Excellence endorsement overall and with an Excellence endorsement in one or more approved art, design or technology subjects, or
  • You have achieved a University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) AS grade A or B in one or more approved art, design or technology subjects.

If you believe you’re eligible for preferential entry, apply online and submit your application without a portfolio.