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Art Portfolio Programme

Art Portfolio Preparation Programme

ý has been offering creative arts courses since its inception in 1973 and has built up an enviable reputation for the quality of teaching and of our students’ work.

This one-year programme is the ideal route for students who aim to study art, design, fashion or photography at foundation level at university in the UK.

Taken alongside two creative arts courses at A level, the programme develops your skills and focuses on portfolio development, a key entry requirement for most specialist art schools and universities. Through weekly workshops, you will build a body of work to demonstrate your creativity and the ability to develop your ideas into coherent and finished pieces.

Creative Arts Subjects Complementary Subjects
Art and Design Business Studies*
Ceramics Film Studies
Fine Art History of Art
Graphic Design Mathematics or Physics**
Photography Media Studies
Textiles/Fashion Theatre Studies
*if you are aiming for a degree subject such as Fashion Marketing

**for students applying for Architecture

Academic Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of localhigh school (either 11 or 12 yearsystem) with good grades
  • English Language Level: IELTS5.5 or equivalent (with no lessthan 5.0 in any single band) –– Pearson PTE (42-49), TOEFL iBT (46-59) or Cambridge (162) also accepted.

The course is runat our London collegein the heart of South Kensington and students can take advantage of the opportunity to visit the numerous galleries and exhibitions close to the school. Throughout the year our links with University of the Arts London and various other art focused universities enable students to take part in workshops, lectures and portfolio reviews with senior academic staff.

The end of year ý exhibition allows our students to showcase their work to friends, family and industry professionals. Entrance is based on an interview and portfolio review. Take a look below at some of the outstanding work created by our students.

If you have any questions regarding the Art Portfolio Preparation Programme, please do not hesitate to contact us by completing theInternational Enquiry Form.

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