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Portfolio preparation for art college

portfolio preparation for art college

Portfolio preparation for art college


I’m Julie Read and I am an expert in portfolio preparation for art courses.

In the past 7 years I’ve worked as a private art tutor. 73 students have gained 139 places for art and design courses at 42 institutions around the UK and abroad.

Competition is fierce. For example at Edinburgh College of Art there are in the region of 6000 applicants. This is for approximately 280 places (1:22).

You need to learn to think creatively. Then prepare your portfolio in the best way possible so that you don’t miss out. Introducing my portfolio preparation course.

Most students spend ages trawling through the art college and university websites for information. But they still can’t figure out what’s being asked for in their portfolio submission.

The good news is that my 20 week intensive portfolio preparation course can get you on track, fast. It’s not cheap but nowhere near the huge fees you might find yourself paying once at University.

To find out more and book a Discovery Call, please complete the form below.

Julie Read

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.

To find out more and book a Discovery Call, please complete the form below.

My portfolio preparation course is for YOU if you’re committed to dedicating your time to a serious plan to get into an Undergraduate or Postgraduate art or design 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.

tick 20 week portfolio preparation course – start any time of the year – (fast track in 10 weeks available) – registering NOW

tick video tutorials throughout the course so you can study anywhere in the world at a time, pace and place for your own convenience and flexibility

tick 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.

tick 5 x 1 hour long critiques of your work by me, Julie Read via 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.

tick UCAS personal statement guidance and review.

tick 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.

tick 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.

tick 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.

tick You’ll learn how to take good photos of your work. It is ESSENTIAL that your work is represented well for your digital portfolio submissions.

tick 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 Zoom tutorials assist here.

tick 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

tick 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

Don’t waste another day:

1. Procrastinating because you don’t know how to get started – project 1 takes care of this with timed exercises that in themselves start the research phase of the creative process.

2. Jumping from one idea to another, never really focusing – my methods engage you to drill down a topic to ensure in-depth rather than shallow, simplistic study.

3. Telling yourself that you can’t get started for fear or failure – the trick is to just get started, ideas will flow, sketchbooks will fill.

4. Not knowing how to use your sketchbooks and feeling that you have to have the most amazing ideas to begin with. Good ideas take time to ‘brew’ so to speak and my guidance with your sketchbooks work through the development phase of the creative process.

You’ve waited long enough to dare to live your dreams, let this be the year that you finally get to art college. PLAN CREATE SUCCEED puts an end to the confusion you will be feeling and will buy you the competitive edge that is essential for success.

Some of my previous students have received 5 unconditional offers for their dream courses!

I truly believe I’ve designed the most comprehensive mentoring package in the world. It goes far beyond anything I’ve created before.

It’s time for you to decide. Are you ready to invest in your creative future and not waste another second putting it off?

I invite you to enrol today – complete the form above and we’ll schedule a call to discuss your options.

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