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I've applied for various art courses, the ones i need a portfolio are for Bath spa, fine art painting and applied art. Surrey-farnham-arts and media. Somerset arts-fine art.
I'm a bit confuzzled as to what to put in my portfolio as i dont plan to do a foundation, the reason being as i'm doing a gap year. However i may do a course within the year.
Also if i wish to display a film or video i've made in an interview shall i put it onto dvd and bring it?
I'm worried now i wont be as advanced as others
i applied to do arts and media at farnham last year and i got in suprisingly i also applyed to do a foundation there as i could make my mind up and i also got in.
for my arts and media interview well i had been studying e-media so i wouldnt have tons of art work like everyone else did as i didnt come from an art background.
in my porfolio i put stills of an animation i did in and them put the ainmation on to disc, i made a website in dreamweaver displaying a photographic journey and he was really impressed with my photography.
I also wanting to try and build my lacking porfoilio up so i went to a gig and took some photographs of one of my fave bands playing live and he was impressed with those too.
I also put in a few essays thats i did really good in erm i also did some more photography work, i thought about doing something that would show/tell them the sort of things im into so i took pictures of stuff i like/love around my room.
I also did a 3d/2d random material montage in erm photoshop.
a had a few life drawings which was quite sh*t and he did tell me my drawing skills are abit weak but he said as i have an eye for photography (which is strange as ive never studied it and i dont take photos much) he said my porfolio was good even tho there wasnt much in it.
apprently he'd seen porfolios with less in it or the same emount and they werent as good :| ahahaha.
so yeah you should put it on a dvd and bring it, it makes sense so he or she can see what you can do.
they may ask you questions like what your fave artists/ directors and stuff are. i got asked that. i got asked quite a few questions, i guess they want to get to know you and what your into so they can work out if they should give you a place/if its the right course for you.
even tho i got places on both i chose to do the foundation at epsom instead and im glad i did it as im not thinking im gonna study graphics new media at epsom next year.
the foundation is pretty good. its helping me build up my porfolio which is want i wanted
i think he also said the fact i got offered a place on the foundation helpped, he didnt see why i could have a place on the BA