Portfolio Preparation Summer Course

portfolio preparation programme

This unique, tailored programme is designed for students who have limited experience in art and design and want to develop their skills base and understand how to build a digital portfolio. If you join this programme you will be guaranteed entry onto our 2-year Extended Diploma in Art & Design or our 1-year Art Foundation, both accredited by the University of the Arts London Awarding Body.

Subjects covered include:

  • Fashion
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • 3D Design
  • Moving Image
  • Theatre Arts
  • Drawing

Course information

Age: 16+
English Language level: IELTS 4.5+
Portfolio required: A small portfolio is preferable
Course length: 3 weeks
Average class size: 15-18 students
Start Dates:

  • Sunday 15th July - Saturday 4th August 2018
  • Sunday 5th August - Saturday 25th August 2018*

*ideal for those wishing to progress onto our programmes in September 2018

2018 Fees: £3,700 for the 3 week programme (includes registration fee, accommodation, food and airport transfers.)

What will I study?

This unique tailored programme designed especially for international students includes the following areas:

Learn from art and design professionals
Our lecturers are all working artists who bring valuable industry experience to the programme.

Develop your skills
Our specialist lecturers and tutors will teach you new methods and practices to improve your work and develop your skills base.

Build your portfolio
Learn how to construct your digital portfolio, what to include and what to leave out and how to show your work at its best.

Broaden your art & design understanding
Workshops will give you practical experience of a wide range of new techniques, skills and disciplines.

Programme Outcomes

By the end of the programme, you will have:

  • gained all the skills you need to create your own winning digital portfolio

  • experienced a wide range of Art & Design subjects and disciplines

  • gained the portfolio experience required to guarantee entry to our 2 - year UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design or 1-year UAL Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at CSVPA should you choose to do so.

Three Week Course Outline

This three-week, intensive programme combines masterclasses and workshops with interesting and relevant cultural activities.

The sample timetables below show what you can expect from your time with us.  The timetable is subject to change and we reserve the right to amend this three week schedule without prior notice: