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Portfolio Preparation Short Course

Date Attendance Time Course fee Location Action
24/10/16 – 26/10/16 3 days: Monday to Wednesday 10.00 – 16.30 £195 Foundation Studios (Avionics building) Book now
24/10/16 – 12/12/16 8 weeks: Monday evenings 18.30 – 21.00 £225 Foundation Studios (Avionics building) Book now
05/11/16 – 19/11/16 3 weeks: Saturdays 10.00 – 16.30 £195 Foundation Studios (Avionics building) Book now
19/12/16 – 21/12/16 3 days: Monday to Wednesday 10.00 – 16.30 £195 Foundation Studios (Avionics building) Book now
14/01/17 – 28/01/17 3 weeks: Saturdays 10.00 – 16.30 £195 Foundation Studios (Avionics building) Book now

Course information

Why do this course?

Kingston University is one of the top creative institutions in the UK and we pride ourselves on our accessible, "thinking through making" ethos to all areas of art and design. Building on the long-established reputation of our foundation, degree and postgraduate courses we provide a series of flexible, constructive and relevant portfolio preparation courses.

The Portfolio Preparation course develops visual, practical and technical skills to give you the framework to build a varied portfolio that showcases your strengths, creativity and interests. Through a series of structured projects and workshops you will develop a broad understanding of the areas of art and design you might want to study further on foundation, at university, or beyond.

Course description

  • Fine art – experimental drawing; taking 2D to 3D; and photography for portfolio.
  • Fashion – concept boards; design drawing; fabrication; and resolution.
  • Product – design thinking; material manipulation; problem-solving; and prototyping.
  • Graphic design – idea generation; material communication; language; and digital translation.
  • Illustration – character; life drawing; narrative; sequence; image-making; and animation.

What to bring

Specific materials are listed in the course information details sent out after booking. All paper, specialist equipment and course handouts are provided.

Course tutors

All our tutors are professional creatives who work within the industry and have extensive experience of sharing their knowledge and expertise at Kingston University.

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Booking information

Dates for open courses currently available will be listed in the table at the top of this page with a "Book now" link that will direct you to our payment website. If no dates are shown and you would like to register your interest for future dates for this course please contact us.

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Fees

The standard course fee is indicated at the top of this page. If a course has any discounted fees available (eg for early-bird booking, alumni or students) these will be clearly outlined on the booking website.

As an educational institution fees for our open short courses do not attract VAT.

Directions

Directions to Avionics building, 53 Portland Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2SH:

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