Pre-Foundation Portfolio Preparation for 16 to 18 year olds will help you prepare a portfolio for full-time study; as well as receiving invaluable tips on applying for full and part-time foundation courses.
Your starting point will be objective drawing. You'll then explore expressive possibilities across a range of media, including charcoal, paint, collage, graphic tools and 3You'll aim to create a body of work for your portfolio and every day will cover new activities that explore different approaches to drawing.
You will receive guidance on interview preparation coupled with your hands-on experience working in an environment similar to that of a Foundation course.
You'll have an understanding of the foundation course environment and appreciate the approaches and methodology needed for this type of study. You'll add to your portfolio with a body of work that reflects your experience of answering project briefs.
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
Digital Credentials (badges and certificates)
Students will receive a UAL Short Courses digital badge and certificate on completion of the course. Digital credentials are a great way to celebrate your accomplishments and stand out from the crowd. Find out more about our digital badges and credentials.
- Preparing surfaces, Textural and Line drawing
- Self-portrait / study in sketch book of architecture
- Visit to a London gallery
- Drawing in Sketchbooks from Museum and local area
- Collecting visual source material
- Transposing, transforming, drawing
- Mood boards and mixed media work
- 3D spatial interpretation project
- 3D/sculptural work based on urban drawing
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
A3 Sketch book
Basic drawing equipment; B Grade pencil, pencil sharpener
Fine black felt tip
Primary colours and black/white acylic paints
Selection of paint brushes (synthetic and hog hair)
Erasers soft and hard
Household painting brush, 2cm minimum size
If you have one, a camera. Please note that this is not an essential item
Something to transport your work home in e.g. A3 plastic portfolio