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Short Course

Creating A Project Portfolio for 16 to 18 Year Olds Short Course

College
Central Saint Martins

This course for teenagers guides students through a project, from inspiration to final outcome. Be it fashion, textiles, 3D design, painting or any other design discipline, it will help establish a personal and inspiring formula for creative research.

Course description

Strong researchers make strong designers and this course offers a step-by-step guide through a project, from initial inspiration to final outcome. Be it fashion, textiles, 3D design, painting or any other design discipline, this course will help you establish yourself with a personal and inspiring formula for creative research with the aim of leading you to a great final outcome. The course strongly emphasizes the importance of credible research in every project in your portfolio.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course you should have a full body of work with designs. This will hopefully be the beginning of a continuing process of development of your portfolio. You will have created a full and exciting sketchpad, including illustrations, collages and 3D design mock-ups for future expansion.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed to help students understand how to work on a creative project, and will be particularly useful to those planning on studying at Foundation or BA level.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face to face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements.

Available dates

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Details

Topics covered:

  • You will be asked to research your surroundings by photographing, drawing and making collage.
  • You will be encouraged to turn that research into wonderful ideas and concepts towards the creation of outstanding fashion collections, products and works of art.
  • All your ideas and findings will be narrowed down and clear threads will start to emerge. This will establish the direction that your project will take.
  • With the aid of one-to-one advice and group tutorials, you will really examine and push your work to maximize results.
  • We will visit some of London's most magnificent, bizarre and exciting museums, galleries and curiosities.
  • You will hear from industry researchers who work for some of the biggest creative companies.
  • We will get the opportunity to explore professional portfolios to consider different ways of getting your research into your sketchpad or presentation of choice.

Materials

Please bring to the first session:

  • Sketchpad or loose sheets of paper (x 24) no smaller than A3
  • Pens/Inks/Pencils/Paints and any other drawing equipment/tools desired.
  • Scissors/Glue
  • Camera (if possible)
  • Please allow a maximum of £40 to purchase other materials during the course (e.g. photocopies and photographic prints).



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