Tag Archives: Edinburgh College of Art

8 Jan 2015
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Creating your digital portfolio

We are thrilled to be able to guide you through creating your digital portfolio for university with our eBook with bonus video tutorial, that takes you step by step through the process of creating your art college digital portfolio. Not all students will be needing this as not all colleges require a digital portfolio. However, if you are applying to Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, Manchester University, Newcastle University, Goldsmiths, UWE and others please read on.

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22 Oct 2014
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University open days – top tips

With the university open days and art colleges holding their Open Days as we speak it's a great chance to see what you'll be letting yourself in for at any one particular college. Many courses can sound quite similar from one college to the next but in reality they can be very different. This depends on who teaches there, what their heads of schools vision is etc. So at the university open days you get a chance to meet staff and importantly students from the courses that you might be interested in applying to. (more…)

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21 Mar 2014
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Life drawing – or not?

Life drawing or not, that is the question?! You might be wondering what to put in an art portfolio for success.

I feel compelled to write this blog post as we've been running a portfolio preparation workshop which included life drawing classes in Haddington for school pupils applying to art college. This is a great opportunity for students as it is a thorough academic session in developing and strengthening looking and recording skills. This is relevant to any art or design project to varying degrees. (more…)

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20 Jan 2014
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Taking risks with your work

Starting a new piece of work or on a new idea can be quite daunting. There is always the pressure that it must be a good piece, particularly if it is for an exam or for your portfolio in application for art college. This doesn't leave much room or time for experimental art.

From experience we know very well what works and what perhaps doesn't work so well and we often stick to this set of rules. (more…)

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8 Nov 2013
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This weekend – start drafting your UCAS personal statement

Whilst mentoring this week we've worked with 3 students and the one thing that has been discussed with all 3 is getting started writing your UCAS personal statement.

Whilst you might think there's loads of time before the deadline of 15 Jan 2014 there is also a lot of other stuff you need to get right too. Get this done early and you can forget about it and start thinking and doing all the work that needs to be done to get your portfolio up to scratch. (more…)

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3 Sep 2013
Morag Mcgee ceramics
Meet the teacher Morag McGee

As part of our new blog post theme, that of ‘Meet the art teacher/artist’ each month we will highlight either an art teacher/tutor or artist and ask a handful of questions, nothing too serious but something that could encourage some interaction between art teachers, artists also college tutors.

Welcome Morag McGee, teacher – if you would like to take part or know someone who would then download the questions here and fire them back to us at: julie@portfolio-oomph.com

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9 Apr 2013
Fiona Thompson ceramics
‘Meet the artist / art teacher’ Fiona Thompson

As part of our new blog post theme, that of ‘Meet the art teacher/tutor/artist’  each month we will highlight either an art teacher/tutor or artist and ask a handful of questions, nothing too serious but something that could encourage some interaction between art teachers, artists also college tutors.

Welcome Fiona Thompson, ceramic artist and art teacher – if you would like to take part or know someone who would then download the questions here and fire them back to us at: julie@portfolio-oomph.com

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18 Mar 2013
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‘Meet the artist/tutor’ Julie Read

As part of our new blog post theme, that of ‘Meet the art teacher/tutor/artist’  each month we will highlight either an art teacher/tutor or artist and ask a handful of questions, nothing too serious but something that could encourage some interaction between art teachers, artists also college tutors.

Portfolio Oomph founder Julie Read kicks it off – if you would like to take part or know someone who would then download the questions here and fire them back to us at: julie@portfolio-oomph.com

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23 Jan 2013
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How to blow them away at interview

Now that you've done the application to UCAS you will be hoping to get an art school interview (or art college) over the coming weeks. You'll not be guaranteed an art school interview as some colleges now have an initial screening/selection by submission of a digital portfolio.

But if you've followed our advice in our many eBooks, eCourses and on our blog pages then hopefully you will be interviewed at your favourite college.

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14 Jan 2013
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Digital portfolios – top 10 tips

Applying for art college this year? Not all colleges interview every student anymore as the time, costs and organisation involved in this process is immense. Art college digital portfolios are the way to go!

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