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Portfolio Development for 16 to 18 Year Olds Short Course

Course description

Where does inspiration come from? How do artists and designers arrive at successful ideas? This intensive one-week course takes each individual student on a creative journey from initial idea to a portfolio of interconnected works in different media. Starting with group activities, research and experimentation you will learn to be open and attentive to the world around you and the value of chance encounters.

We offer you a supportive and dynamic environment where you can develop your individual creative potential.

By the end of the course you will have created an impressive body of work that can be presented in your portfolio, including sketchbooks, designs, studies and works in a variety of media. You will have many exciting new ideas that can be taken away and developed in future projects and will have learnt how to establish good research processes for yourself.

Who should take this course?
This course is designed to help students develop their research skills and understand how to build ideas through experimentation

It will be particularly useful to those planning on studying at Foundation or BA level.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

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 that’s 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.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.

Booking:

Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

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

  • This course will take the form of a week-long project, beginning with an exploration of methods to find inspiration.
  • Through experimentation with materials and processes including drawing, collage, print, model-making and photography, you will channel your ideas into focused individual projects.
  • In the process you will develop skills that can be translated into your individual area of interest.
  • The week will include visits to museums and galleries, group discussion and individual mentoring.
  • There will also be an opportunity to meet creative professionals and see their portfolios.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A3 Sketchpad
  • Pencil case with: pens and pencils, eraser, sharpener, glue stick, scissors, craft knife
  • Drawing inks and brush or pen
  • Folder to carry your work, A2-A3
  • 1 magazine of your choice
  • Bring your camera (or camera phone)
  • Be prepared to spend £40 on materials and getting photos printed
Meet the Tutor:

Where does inspiration come from? How do artists and designers arrive at successful ideas? This intensive one-week course takes each individual student on a creative journey from initial idea to a portfolio of interconnected works in different media. Starting with group activities, research and experimentation you will learn to be open and attentive to the world around you and the value of chance encounters.

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