Our Portfolio Preparation courses can help you take your skills to the next level and develop a portfolio for application to further studies or to go directly into professional practice. We offer courses across the different areas of art and design. Students from these courses have previously gone onto the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, BA and MA courses at Central Saint Martins, UAL and other top institutions, directly into industry employment, and set up their own design studios or freelance art practice.
Students from the portfolio courses have a very high success rate of entering their first choice college, so you can be sure that your time, dedication and enthusiasm will be well rewarded. Tutors will give you expert advice about application and interview processes, and will help you develop your work so that it represents your individual approach and sets your portfolio above others.
If a portfolio course is not right for you at this moment in time, but you would like to explore art and design further, we offer a wide range of short courses in all of these subjects and more - visit the short course page for more information and ideas.
Full-Time Portfolio Preparation Course Programme
The objective of this highly intensive fashion programme is for students to produce a portfolio of work which can be used to apply for an undergraduate, postgraduate fashion programme, or for employment or personal development.
Graphics Folio (Online Course)
10-week Graphic Communication Design Portfolio Course providing students with a solid foundation in graphic communication design practice, or to develop established skills, to build a knock-out portfolio.
Orientation to Art and Design
Orientation to art and design is a single 7 or 9 week course carefully created to help students with little or no art and design education to bridge the gap between their current skill level and the experience and visual thinking required to gain access to the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (or other equivalent course).
Photography Professional Practice and Academic Portfolio Course
The Photography Professional Practice and Portfolio Course will enhance your knowledge of photography through the understanding of professional processes and skills, and the building of an original and personally tailored photography portfolio.
The Textiles Portfolio has been carefully designed to enable students to develop their textiles practice and create a rich and successful portfolio.
Postgraduate level courses for Graduates and Professionals
Innovative Pattern Cutting for Graduates and Professionals
In response to a significant industry need, this course provides an innovative and relevant training programme for potential and practising pattern cutters and designers who need to expand their experience.