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art portfolio advice

Do you need impartial art portfolio advice for your UCAS and college applications?

It can be quite difficult to get some perspective and clarity to bring it all together for submission. However, getting a fresh pair of eyes on your work can really consolidate your application.

Whether you’re struggling to edit or organise your work. Maybe you just want a second opinion on your work? Then these art portfolio advice sessions will get you off on the right foot for this year!

– 2 hour session to review and select work for interview/folio drop – details below.

– 2 hour session to review and select work for your digital portfolio, for you to compile – details below.

– We usually take a full day session to review, select and actually compile work. This is to ensure that your digital portfolio is ready to go and upload.

 

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Portfolio reviews
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arts college application

Priced at £230, these are practical, hands-on, arts college application sessions.

Julie Read is an expert in portfolio preparation for all arts courses. Sessions are designed to select pieces from your sketchbooks and folio demonstrating a clear transition through the creative process. The reviews take place from early December. This enables you to gauge where you are with your work and if there are gaps that need filled. Thus giving you time to fill these gaps and make your best possible portfolio. Your digital portfolio may be the first 'round' of the selection process. Then depending on the quality of this submission you may or may not be invited to interview. You can see it's crucial to get it right.

Whist we look at your work, you'll also be talking about it. This will give you the skills and confidence to ensure that you represent yourself to your best ability. We'll identify the strengths and weaknesses in your folio. Therefore you'll learn how to talk about it ALL positively at interview.

Whether you’re struggling to edit or organise your work, or maybe you just want a second opinion on your work then this session will get you off on the right foot for 2018!

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Digital portfolio package
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Having the skills and time to create your digital portfolio from your art school portfolio can be challenging. Not only do you need to create a cracking portfolio including sketchbooks. But you need to be able to represent this physical portfolio in a digital format.

Quite inconveniently many of the colleges require your work to be submitted in differing formats. This includes file sizes, categories and quantities of pieces.

Portfolio Oomph can help you to relieve the burden of your art school portfolio.

  • review, advise and edit the content of your actual portfolio for inclusion in your digital portfolio.
  • scan and/or photograph your work (optional, if you want to do this yourself).
  • compile your digital portfolio for you.
  • £460 for one college/uni application. To re-format this for more colleges we charge £60 per additional college.

*If you're not able to attend sessions in person we can work via Skype. You will need to digitise your art school portfolio yourself to send to us.

We find that scheduling 2 hour session to go through the folio and select what needs to be photographed followed by a full day together we can nail it!

On booking your 2 hour appointment, payment of £230 is due to book your time in.

Session 1: 2 hours to assess your folio and make a plan of action. In this first session we will:

  • assess the digital portfolio requirements from your chosen college/uni courses.
  • review your actual portfolio and plan where your work fits into their categories of development, final and context (or other groupings as specified by the college/uni).
  • the remaining balance is payable at this session prior to proceeding with our full day.

Following this initial meeting we will then:

  • photograph and/or scan your work to college/uni specification.

Session 2: Portfolio Oomph will then meet for a full day where we will finalise the images for you to upload and sign off the digital portfolio.

"The prospect of creating and organising a digital folio alone was pretty daunting. I felt uncertain and a little bit lost as to where to start. Portfolio Oomph helped organise and compile my folio whilst also giving me confidence in the digital folio I presented. The support given was hugely beneficial as it helped me understand what the universities wanted from a digital folio and ensured that I met all deadlines in advance."  Hazel Laing – successful entrance into 2nd year at ECA.

"It was really helpful to take out a full day to get it all done. Otherwise I would have had no idea how to display my work and show it off the best I could. The day was relaxed and enjoyable. I felt it suited me to work through my portfolio slowly, deciding exactly what to put in and where to put it." Erin Dougherty

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How do we arrange a folio / digital folio review?
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art portfolio preparation

Art portfolio preparation reviews. Please contact us immediately once you know your application requires a digital portfolio submission. Contact us from the contact page or by phone 07815 810797.

This is a very busy time of year for Portfolio Oomph and we have limited time resources. Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art digital portfolio submission dates are mid January. Therefore you need to ensure you contact us before the end of the December prior.

Please contact us at least 2 weeks before your interview if you wish to organise an art portfolio preparation review. This is to ensure availability but also to enable you to action points discussed.

Portfolio Oomph does not offer refunds on any of its products or services. Portfolio Oomph offers you the best possible chance of creating a portfolio that will secure you a place at art college. However we cannot guarantee that by using our learning materials/mentoring services that you will be accepted to art college. The website, content and all mentoring services offer support to aid your application, not a passport to a place.

(Please read our terms and conditions).

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