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    I've been out of education for 5 years and I am now looking to go to Uni in Sept 2017 to do Illustration Animation. I obviously need a portfolio but I'm unsure whether a prep course would be a good idea? I've got DDD in my grades, and sketchbooks galore.

    I looked into a Portfolio Prep course at Kingston Uni for a few days which is around £200 but I'm not sure whether it'll be a worthwhile investment?
    UAL (University of Arts London) also do a short prep course but is around £550!

    Unsure whether its all worth their price tag or whether I should suck it up and get drawing on my own accord?


    Ask the admission tutors at the universities you want to apply to. That's what they're there for, to answer these types of questions. I don't know much about prep courses but if you already have a lot of work for your portfolio, they probably aren't worth the money - certainly not £550.

    Hi Clickeyyy,

    Snufkin is right - feel free to ask about guidance. For example, we don't run prep courses at NUA but we do offer a extensive portfolio advice (no charge!) for prospective students. In fact we run an thorough introduction to Preparing Your Portfolio as standard at our Open Days.

    Definitely worth asking around as advised above!

    All the very best,
    Recruitment and Outreach
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