9 Jan 2017
Masterclass - art college portfolio preparation
Preparing your art college portfolio with mock interview

When you’ve worked on your art college portfolio for 4 or 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.

Dates: Wednesday 1st February and Saturday 4th February 2017
Venue: 16 Park Road, Newtongrange, Midlothian. EH22 4JW
Time: 2 hour slots (9-11am, 11am – 1pm, 1.30-3.30pm, 3.30-5.30pm)

Cost: £110 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.

"The session was good, I was in a bit of a muddle about my work and Julie was honest and concise about the advice she gave."

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 2017!

* 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

© Peter Dibdin

We have just 4 places available on each date, on a first come first served basis so don't miss out! *Time slots with be adhered to promptly to ensure each receives a full 2 hours.

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If you have any questions prior to booking please either or call 07815 810797

"I found it very useful to get another person's critical opinion on my work. It was also very useful to practice talking about and answering questions about my work. The reassurance and encouragement from Julie was extremely invaluable."

"Julie gave some really good advice about how to present some of my work and she also told me what my weaknesses were which is definitely my sketchbooks".

If you're unable to attend these sessions we can aim to arrange alternative dates/times – please email or call. If you 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.


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