"This course is the only reason I'll have a shot at NCAD" - Niamh MacKenna
Work produced by students on our courses is of the highest calibre; inspired by, and tailored specifically to the brief of the college that they are applying to.
Creativity Sets us Apart!
Portfolio Courses run for 4 and 5 days, though students may attend on a daily basis if they wish to simply ‘top-up’ their existing portfolio. The studio is a large, bright and warm room so students will be encouraged to work long days and evenings (fully supervised) to complete the work. This intensive portfolio course gives the student a brief glimpse into what will be expected of them at college level, so if they don’t ‘cut the mustard’ here or have second thoughts about their career – then art college isn’t for them! Better to find out now than to commit to a year-long course.
I teach drawing and painting and have worked as an illustrator in London and have advised students and professional artists on portfolio preparation, presentation and professional practice. Regarding putting a portfolio together it depends on what area of art interests you – no point attending a year-long mix media portfolio course that covers animation, photography, sculpture, etc. when you just want to study fashion. All art colleges (even architectural) require good drawing skills that show you have a basic grasp of observational drawing, composition, colour and bags of ideas. This course will encompass all of these things.