Who is this course for?
Our online portfolio preparation course is for YOU if you’re committed to dedicating your time to a serious plan to get into an Undergraduate art course in the UK. You must have the required eligibility from your dream colleges but just lacking that important portfolio. You must be self motivated and not need your hand holding ALL the way! We’ll have plenty of instructions for you to follow but it’s important that you can run with an idea and explore things alone – we can’t do it all for you.
20 week online portfolio preparation course – start any time of the year – (fast track in 10 weeks available) – registering NOW
100% online so you can study anywhere in the world at a time, pace and place for your own convenience and flexibility
10 hours a week commitment minimum (for fast track 20 hours per week) – how you do this is up to you but that’s 2 hours a day at least to enable the full effect of the course content to be exploited. The more time you can commit to the course, the further you’ll progress your ideas and the deeper your concepts will be – the Colleges look for deep engagement in your ideas
5 x 1 hour long critiques of your work by me, Julie Read via Skype giving feedback, advice and confidence. This is to ensure it’s working – coaching gives you accountability, a structure and a plan for the end result
personal statement support and review. This gives you outside input on your statement and to ensure that you’re communicating well what a great prospective student you are
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. We’ll work with drawing, in sketchbooks and depending on your area of interest, many materials and techniques that will translate your ideas. The Colleges want to see something that is your take on the world, not the same old school led projects.
You will learn how to reflect on, analyse and evaluate your work. This fulfils the requirement from the Colleges for a student to possess strong critical judgement skills
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
you’ll learn how to take good photos of your work. This is firstly to document and send to us for our tutorials and review. But it is also ESSENTIAL that your work is represented well for your digital portfolio submission to the Colleges/Unis
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 tutorials also assist here
Portfolio Oomph will compile your digital portfolio for a maximum of 5 UK colleges/universities, with your opinions at the core. We 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 our expert advice at your fingertips. It’ll keep you on track ensuring it’s not just a course you’ve bought and done nothing with. You’ll be able to support each other as you interview for your first choice college and celebrate your successes together.
exclusive access to our 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