The portfolio should provide the best examples of creative intellectual activity and recent professional work.


Successful candidates are chosen from a large pool of applicants. The design of the portfolio is important and indicates the applicant is sufficiently prepared to pursue studies in the program. Above all, your portfolio should show your ability to think and work creatively in both 2D and 3D, and to communicate this effectively.

The  Portfolio and Information sessions for 2020-2021 academic cycle are December 4, January 15, and February 5 – REGISTER HERE.

Your portfolio should include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of interest
  • 2D and 3D creative work

Curriculum vitae

An overview of your academic accreditation, work experience, interests, and other activities that may be relevant to the Bachelor of Industrial Design program.

Statement of interest

A statement underscoring the reasons you want to study industrial design. The statement should be brief and to the point.

2D and 3D creative work

Diverse selection of 2D and 3D creative work demonstrating freehand and computer generated drawings, technical drawings, paintings, graphics and photographs, and images of 3-dimensional work such as sculptures, models, renovations, furniture, fashion items, and other. Each project should include both the process and the final work, as well as explanatory notes.

Technical specifications

The portfolio should not exceed 20 samples. Each sample should be prepared as either JPG or PDF, in either horizontal and/or vertical orientation. Samples should not exceed 1024 × 768 pixels.

Name each sample as Lastname-Firstname_01.jpg (or pdf), Lastname-Firstname_02.jpg etc.

Acceptable File Types:
  • Images – .jpg, .jpeg
  • Documents – .pdf
Acceptable File Sizes:
  • Images must be under 5 MB (image should not exceed 1024 × 768 pixels).
  • Documents must be less than 10 MB.


Submit CV, statement of interest and portfolio samples online using Slideroom.

For reviewing purposes, upload one sample at a time. Additional instructions will be available after logging into Slideroom.

Slideroom will be available starting January 15, 2021. Please note there is a $10(US) administration fee to set up a Slideroom account.

Example Portfolios

Samples of portfolios accepted to the Bachelor of Industrial Design program. Please note the wide range of content and skill that illustrates applicants’ unique strengths and interests.

Ben Hall [PDF
Kaj Hallgrimsson [PDF]
Calum Jeacle [PDF]
Justin Low [PDF]
Ayelet Lustgarten [PDF]
Rylan Manning [PDF]
Senafa Noudelhou [PDF]
Eric Pond [PDF]
Stephan Tzolov [PDF]
Alura Sutherland [PDF]
Sofia Tapia [PDF]
Cora Vasut [PDF]
Imasha Walatara [PDF]
Rebecca Wang [PDF]
Tyler Worden [PDF]
Albert Yu [PDF]

Start your application

Applications are managed by the Undergraduate Admissions Department, and portfolios are submitted separately to Slideroom.