Q: Online portfolio
Asked by Hannah
I have applied for Illustration & Animation at Kingston and received a request for an online portfolio by the 24th Jan. I really want to get on the course at Kingston so I want to try my very best! I was just wondering what is most important to include in the powerpoint, I have life and observational drawings as well as some character work and printmaking. Should I also include images of development work and sketchbooks or not as I only have 10 pages? Ahhh stressing out ha!
A: Answer from Student Ambassador Rebecca
Answered on 20 Jan 2012 by Rebecca
When I was applying for Kingston, we had to bring in a physical portfolio, so I can tell you the kind of thing I included but bear in mind that I had lots more room to include things in my portfolio since there was no limit, and I could also include whole sketchbooks of development work. In my portfolio, I included the best examples of life drawings that I had, some books that I made as final pieces on my foundation, character development pages, a good few pages of initial idea exploration and development for different projects, and a few sketchbooks, which contained more idea development and lots of drawing on location. I hadn't done much printmaking though, so if you have then that's great as there are some passionate printmaking tutors at Kingston.
I would also say that when people from my foundation were applying, we were told to include examples of how we think a brief through - but, as I say, it was quite a different process when I was applying, so please contact the admissions team for more definitive advice by ringing them on +44 (0)20 8417 4646 or contacting them using this form.
Hope this helps, and good luck!
Course: Illustration and Animation
Level: Alumni 2012
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