10 Feb 2016
art portfolio masterclass 2016
Editing, organising and mounting your art college portfolio with mock interview

When you’ve worked on your art college portfolio for 5 months it can be quite difficult to get some perspective and clarity to bring it all together for interview. When you know your work inside out getting a fresh pair of eyes on your work and a mock interview can really consolidate your application.

This practical, hands-on session from expert in portfolio preparation Julie Read from Portfolio Oomph  is designed for anyone who is applying to art college and is in the process of finalising their portfolio for interview.

Date: 5th March 2016
Venue: The Whisky Bond, 23/3 Mitchell Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7BD 
Time: 2 hour slots (9-11am, 11am – 1pm, 1-3pm, 3-5pm)

Cost: £95 for a 2 hour session including all materials

Talking about your work in a mock interview scenario will give you the skills and confidence to make sure that you represent yourself to your best ability. We'll identify the strengths and weaknesses in your folio and you'll learn how to talk about it ALL positively.

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 2016!

* review the work you have in your folio to date

* identify the strengths and weaknesses in your folio

* organise work into projects checking that all aspects of the selection criteria are present in your folio

* receive 'best practice' advice on mounting

* mount a number of pieces to get you started

* mock interview – talking through important ideas and aspects of your portfolio

art portfolio masterclass 2016

© Peter Dibdin

We have just 4 places available on a first come first served basis so don't miss out!

Email or call to book: 07815 810797

Time slots with be adhered to promptly to ensure each receives a full 2 hours.

If you're unable to attend these sessions and still require some support in preparation for art interview questions please read our eBook 'How to blow them away at interview'.

How to blow them away at interview (for art college)

Julie Read is the founder of Portfolio Oomph – getting you into art college. Portfolio Oomph has been developed to help with art college applications and has successfully guided many students onto some of the country's most competitive colleges and courses. Julie has been at both ends of the system; helping students creating an art portfolio for success in applying to art college, as well as interviewing applicants for entry to Edinburgh College of Art for nine years. She also led the student recruitment activity at Edinburgh College of Art (2006 – 9) which involved advising many prospective students and their parents about applying to art college.


2 thoughts on “Editing, organising and mounting your art college portfolio with mock interview

  1. Amy Yip

    Hi Julie, 

    I don't know if you remember me, my name is Amy Yip and I am studying HND Illustration in Telford College. I am interested in attending your Portfolio course on the 5th. I have applied to the ECA but have not heard from them yet and I am not sure wether I need a portfolio or not. I hope you still a slot. 


Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" then you are consenting to this.