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    Thnaks man, im actually thinking of leaving secondary school after this year and was wondering if anyone knows good universities bassed around Glasgow? Ive herd dundee has a good reputation but its a little far.
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    (Original post by Dyllannn)
    Thnaks man, im actually thinking of leaving secondary school after this year and was wondering if anyone knows good universities bassed around Glasgow? Ive herd dundee has a good reputation but its a little far.
    Strathclyde and the GSA have a good reputation and are in the glasgow area, go for one of them!

    Dundee is also good but like you said far away, i'd stick with Strathy or GSA
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    Thanks again. Im looking up prospectuses for them atm. Luckily school is allowing me to use resoraces from there to create my folio. So ill hopefully be good enough.
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    hello everyone,

    i finished my alevels and all the subjects i have done are non art realted ones ...and in my gap year i wanted to do a portfolio to apply to architecture for the next year...i have to choices now and i dnt know which of them is the best to do a portfoilio
    1- foundation yr in art and design
    2- AS in art, photography, graphics and ceramics...
    P.S.. A LOTT OF PEOPLE TOLD ME DNT GO THROU THE FOUNDATION AS IT WILL NT HELP ME AT ALL in architecture...

    plzzzz i neeeddd helppp here urgently
    thnx 4 all
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    Hi,

    I'm studying architecture at the moment and I think its great you want to do something useful while you're waiting to apply.

    I did a diploma in art and design rather than a levels but getting my place on the course was down to my experience working in a practice, any work experience would really help.

    As for which is best to do a portfolio, i think it would really depend on where you were doing it and what kind of a reputation the school/college has

    I think art, photography, graphics and ceramics will give you some skills that will be useful to you while doing the course and enable you to create a varied portfolio..

    But at the same time, an art foundation course could give you freedom to specialise in the areas that are most relavent to you.
    I did my diploma at a specialised art college and they encouraged us to explore whatever were were interested in - although I did spend ages making my own paper and developing photos in a dark room. Skills which havent helped at all!

    Wherever you go, you're going to spend a year there, so do something you think you'll enjoy. I dont know if that's helped actually, sorry!
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    (Original post by SHES)
    hello everyone,

    i finished my alevels and all the subjects i have done are non art realted ones ...and in my gap year i wanted to do a portfolio to apply to architecture for the next year...i have to choices now and i dnt know which of them is the best to do a portfoilio
    1- foundation yr in art and design
    2- AS in art, photography, graphics and ceramics...
    P.S.. A LOTT OF PEOPLE TOLD ME DNT GO THROU THE FOUNDATION AS IT WILL NT HELP ME AT ALL in architecture...

    plzzzz i neeeddd helppp here urgently
    thnx 4 all
    Foundation is far more thorough than AS levels, it's considered on the same (if not a higher) standing than A2 art, and this is reflected by the UCAS points it gives you.

    It's also more suitable for you starting a portfolio from scratch, you've got both exploratory and specialisation.

    Go to your local college and get on the foundation now, you've left it quite late.
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    (Original post by jrhartley)
    There is a discussion on portfolios within the thread, but it might be hard to locate now as its quite big now. If it would be of any assistance, you can see my portfolio here:

    http://64.23.6.122/UCASbook.pdf

    I'm not sure if that's the type of thing that they are after, but it's just an example of what you can submit. General guidelines are between 4 and 15 pieces of A4 size, so I edited down to 4 for the likes of Cardiff & Oxford who only wanted 4 pieces. Sheffield wanted 10 I think, UCL (Bartlett) 15, but I withdrew my application from there.
    i know this is an old thread but Jrheartley could you please upload your portfolio again as it is no longer accessible...i have not seen a portfolio so i do not have a clue how to layout my work or what work to put in...thank you in advance
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    Hey guys i've heard uni's like sketches of various buildings your interested in, however, i've also been told its bad to draw from a photo. Problem is the buldings im interested in are thousands of miles away...would I be penalized if I was to sketch from a photo? or does that defeat the whole concept? this is for my portfolio btw
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    (Original post by theonelink)
    Hey guys i've heard uni's like sketches of various buildings your interested in, however, i've also been told its bad to draw from a photo. Problem is the buldings im interested in are thousands of miles away...would I be penalized if I was to sketch from a photo? or does that defeat the whole concept? this is for my portfolio btw
    You aren't really testing your 3d drawing skills if you do it that way. Those pieces will impress the panel less because they know they are from a photo. Lots of building are interesting when you look at them closely. They want to see you try to draw something rather than just copy out a photo.
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    (Original post by KeyserNI)
    You aren't really testing your 3d drawing skills if you do it that way. Those pieces will impress the panel less because they know they are from a photo. Lots of building are interesting when you look at them closely. They want to see you try to draw something rather than just copy out a photo.
    Thanks for your help
    May have to take a sketchbook into town, get some inspiration
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    I completely understand where you are coming from, I graduated in the summer and there was no where to get advice or even produce an architectural portfolio. Whilst looking for a job I decided to build a website that would allow students to create an online portfolio of their work for employers. Have a look at this and see if it helps Architecture Portfolio
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    Hi,

    I have actually just graduated in architecture and remember having to send off a portfolio, unfortunately I didn't get accepted to any uni's I sent a portfolio to but my friends who all did sent more design technology projects than art projects. I think its because architecture has alot of similarities with DT as you really have to know how what you're making/designing is made.

    Have a look here for architecture portfolio examples , although these are all post or during university they may help.
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    (Original post by goodbyecasio)
    i took 15 a2 pieces of mixed work, and an a4 sketchbook from AS art last year which i got full marks for, and an a5 personal doodle book of ideas. it was more than enough for brookes and probably sufficient for any other interview i'll have.
    i don't think they want you to focus on how good you are at drawing, that will be pretty self explainatory. it's more what you've drawn, why you've drawn it and why you've used what you did. you have to be able to talk about what you have done. my interviewer was most interested in my photography and more abstract mixed media / collage pieces, and just flicked past the sketches really. but it might be different for everyone.
    i was just wondering if you had your actual interview for oxford brookes? and if they gave you an offer?
 
 
 
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