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, welcoming anyone to apply. Students from these courses have previously gone onto the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, BA and MA courses at UAL and other top institutions. Others have gone directly into industry employment or 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 college choice. Taught by UAL tutors, alumni and practicing professionals, tutors offer 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.
Portfolio preparation courses will help you build a stronger portfolio by:
- Encouraging you to explore your potential within a wide range of art and design disciplines
- Expanding your design skills, personal practice and challenging your design ideas
- By encourage experimentation, research and documenting your progress
- Enabling you to discover and develop your unique style and voice
- Inspiring you to develop confidence in your practice and ideas
Learn more about portfolio preparation
From Graphics Folio to Masters Degree
Our short courses are ideal for anyone looking to kick start a change in their career! This is exactly what Ana Rita Otsuka, the focus of this student story, did, first attending our Graphics Folio course and then moving on to complete a Masters degree.
Learning how to build a portfolio to apply to art college
We hear from Toby Duncan who did our Portfolio Building 18+ short course. Here, he shares with us why he felt it was necessary to do the course prior to applying for an MA at arts college.
Online Portfolio Preparation For Teenagers: Short Course Insights
Short course students Rosika Gurung and Sorcha Kennedy tell us about their experience on the Portfolio Preparation for Art School for 16 to 18 Year Olds (Online Short Course).
Student Stories : Portfolio Preparation for Arts School for 16 to 18 Year Olds (Online Short Course) – Alexis Jennings
Speaking to us for this week’s student story is Alexis Jennings. She studied our Portfolio Preparation for Art School for 16 to 18 Year Olds (Online Short Course) in June 2020. Here, she tells us how the 5-day course has encouraged her stop and think about the art she creates.
Student Stories: Stephanie Uhart and Fashion Folio
Are you interested in studying fashion and need to get your portfolio together? We spoke with Stephanie Uhart who attended Fashion Folio in 2015 to discover how the portfolio course led to Stephanie successfully applying to BA Fashion Design with Knitwear.