Being successful with your portfolio is about speed of implementation and the sooner you start, the more advanced your portfolio is likely to be.
A successful portfolio is not about how well you can draw or how high your grades at school are.
It’s about ideas, the way you think and create. I have deliberately designed this programme to have a perfect balance between learning and doing.
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My portfolio preparation course is for YOU if you’re committed to dedicating your time to a serious plan to get into an Undergraduate art or design degree course in the UK. You must have the required eligibility from your dream colleges but just lacking that important portfolio.
I’ll be holding your hand (and kicking your ass when necessary!) every step of the way to ensure that failure is absolutely not an option.
5 x 1 hour long critiques of your work by me, Julie Read via Skype/Zoom (or in person if you’re within distance of Edinburgh) giving feedback to ensure it’s working – coaching gives you accountability, a structure and a plan for the end result.
5 compelling projects that will develop your creativity and encourage risk taking, experimentation and individuality. The projects cover ideas around social issues/current affairs, personal story/identity, environment, process and a self led project nearer the end. The course covers 4 ways to start a project taking you through all aspects of the creative process. The Colleges want to see something that is your view of the world, not the same old school led projects.
Your work will develop in relation to other artists and designers (context). The College’s assess your portfolio on context and you’ll need to demonstrate you are aware of other relevant CONTEMPORARY artists/designers.
Interview guidance and advice – you may be asked to take part in a Skype interview and how you come across in interview can make or break your application. You need to be able to talk about your work with confidence and our Skype/Zoom tutorials assist here.
I will compile your digital portfolio for a maximum of 5 UK colleges/universities, with your opinions at the core. I don’t just let you go then, as this time can be crucial and you can get it horrendously wrong just putting the final touches together
**And if that wasn’t exciting enough, we have 2 bonuses!**
Private Facebook support group where aside from meeting other like-minded people/creative friends, it will boost morale and build motivation with my expert advice at your fingertips. You’ll be able to support each other as you interview for your first choice college and celebrate your successes together.
Exclusive access to my video presentation “Drawing – keeping it current” that was commissioned for The Art of Education. This will challenge your views on drawing and how you can embed it in your creative practice to produce that knockout portfolio
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