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Portfolio Preparation For Art College

Portfolio Preparation For Art College

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Renata Hegyi


The application to Foundation or BA courses can be a difficult process, however with this course you will gain help to prepare your portfolio and get ready for interviews. You will produce work and get expert advice on portfolio content and presentation regardless of your experience or ability.

You will be expected to produce work for your portfolio during class time as well as completing work in your spare time.

Who should take this course?

Students planning to apply to Foundation or BA courses in Art & Design or in Fine Art

What should you expect?

The aim of the course is to inform students about the application process to Foundation or BA courses in Art & Design / Fine Art.
This cover information on key dates, writing the personal statement, development of new ideas and skills through a variety of workshops ( life drawing, still life, layered linocut, monoprint, collage). The course focus is to encourage experimentation and idea development.

This course includes

  • Practical workshops
  • Individual tutorials (optional)
  • Group discussions
  • Gallery visit

It is recommended to students to prepare potential portfolio materials or ideas for future artwork and bring them in on an allocated day. The timetable for these individual tutorials will be agreed on the first day of the course.  

Entry requirements: None

Level: All levels

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

Tutor Description

Renata Hegyi is a graduate of Byam Shaw School of Art and Royal Academy Schools, and is now a practising artist and an associate lecturer. She won the St. James Award and Residency in 2003.


Please bring with you to the first session:

A sketchbook (A4 or A3 size), pencil and pen.

During the course, you will also need:

  • Sketchbook
  • Masking tape
  • Eraser
  • Pencils: 2B, 4B and 6B
  • Charcoal
  • Watercolours
  • Paint brushes: 2 fine paint brushes (size: 02, 04) for ink and watercolour paintings and 2 or more paint brushes (size: 4, 8,12) for acrylic painting
  • Scissors

A1 size paper is provided, as well as some other art materials. You will need extra A1 or A2 size paper to use at home for your homework and for portfolio work. It is also useful to have two different sized sketchbooks. One can be smaller A4 size and the other A3 size.

Available dates