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    Dear Talkingparrod,

    Congratulations on your outstanding achievement, and thanks for starting this direly needed thread. If you could PM me your Flickr portfolio as well it would be greatly appreciated, and also, is it true that you are required to attend lectures in a separate subject as well? Thanks for your time. Sincerely,
    M.D.R
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    Hi please could you send me a link to your flickr too! This post's been so helpful! x
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    Hello, I'm thinking of applying to the Slade also, this thread's been really handy, sorry to be annoying, but do you think you might be able to link me your flickr account as well? Would be really great! Thanks
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    (Original post by talkingparrod)
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    (Quoting just in case you don't check this thread...)

    Hi, could I possibly get your flickr account address too, please? Thanks
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    Hey- Sorry to be another one to ask, but could you please send me your flickr link?!
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    wow that was really helpful! Sorry to be so annoying but please please could you link me to your flickr account as well?

    Thanks!
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    Hey, joining on the could I have a link to your flickr's train! Thanks so much guys for all the helpful info!
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    how many pieces of work should be in the portfolio? I have mostly paintings, but also was planning on including sketchbooks
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    hey, i would be really interested in seeing your flicker acount if you dont mind, thanks
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    Another one who would like to see your flickr account hehe. Sorry to be a pain!! :-) thanks
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    (Original post by talkingparrod)
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    For the portfolio inspection can i use a ring-bound portfolio with my work in plastic wallets on black paper? It specifies not to use hard plastic ring binders or plastic pockets but i would've thought there wouldn't be a major difference :s
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    (Original post by pongalo)
    For the portfolio inspection can i use a ring-bound portfolio with my work in plastic wallets on black paper? It specifies not to use hard plastic ring binders or plastic pockets but i would've thought there wouldn't be a major difference :s
    where does it specify? all of my portfolio are photographs ( since my paintings are too big) so they are in a portfolio folder ( that has sleeves..)..
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    joelchan pointed it out to me, so i checked it, and this is what it said on the website-
    'Do not use hard plastic ring binders or plastic pockets. A simple clip holding together loose pages is sufficient.'
    However, looking on the website now i can't seem to find it so i'm thinking its been changed...so problem solved...i guess
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    (Original post by talkingparrod)
    For me the portfolio composed of

    1. recent/ongoing foundation work
    2. older foundation work
    3. independent/outside college work
    4. drawing
    5. sketchbooks/notebooks (2x foundation skbk, 2x foundation notebook, 1x independent sketchbook)


    In my case, there was little painting as I work more in installation/photography. The drawing made up about 20% of the folio.

    I'll send you a private message to my flickr account irina793

    What I should say now that I didn't before is this-
    The most important piece of advice I can give is to be yourself. Having e-mailed graduates of the school (they put their addresses on the degree show site - presumably for potential marketing rather than unsolicited questioning from annoying applicants...) this advice rings true. If you aren't what they're looking for - f**'em and move on.
    HII could you link me to your portfolio too?
    I'm applying for BA and having been in architecture for both my foundation and bachelor years, I'm really having trouble with my fine arts portfolio.
    Thankyou so much!
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    (Original post by talkingparrod)
    Advice based on my successful application (for the 4 yr BA) staring 2011
    For the benefit of any 2012 applicants (you poor, ****-on souls)

    1. Portfolio Inspection

    Book online, but ignore the time you book - the times are just to stagger the arrival - there was a large queue (that moved pretty quickly) on the day I went. The drop off isn't at the main slade HQ either, so watch out for that.

    The 'strict' 15kg weight limit isn't strict at all - a man walks down the queue to check that each portfolio is light enough to lift.

    You will be given a receipt with your number that tells you to return strictly AFTER 4.15 - I rocked up at half 2 and picked mine up (some people at that time hadn't had theirs inspected by that time though)

    2. Interview

    First of all - well done if you get this far - it's no mean feat in itself.

    What did they ask?

    a. After a brief introduction (to 3 tutors - each was from a different specialism) I was asked to choose a piece of work and talk to them about it: which I duly did. This part of the interview lasted half of the 20 minute total.

    In this time each tutor would interrupt/chip in to my discussion and ask about what i'd said if they had anything to say. I felt that there was a tendency towards a 'final' piece. Eg. they wanted to know how work would be presented (i.e. how would you exhibit this piece?). The feeling I get is that they want to know how you take an idea to completion. So the ideas, the concepts behind your work are important, but the way you realized them (or how you think about their realization) is just as important.

    The feel of the interview wasn't particularly formal - your objective as an applicant is to get into a 'group crit' situation: show them that you are a tutor-able and thoughtful individual.

    b. I was then asked 3 set questions -
    -why slade?
    -why the 4 yr BA (as opposed to the BFA)
    -what are you reading/have you read?

    I tried not to dwell on the obvious (good reputation and location) and told them why I preferred the 4 yr course.

    It's not a bad idea to ask them some questions (about studio space/who are the visiting tutors in the coming term?)

    c. One tutor took a photo of me with a piece of the work - so that they would remember a face when deciding on who to take I presume.

    At this point i pulled a cheesy grin and put my thumb up. I said to them 'why the hell did I do that!?' which garnered a laugh. It's probably not a bad thing making them laugh - you'll stick in their mind (the same could be said for crazy art school hair, but that's another issue all together)

    So that's what to expect (I can't imagine the system would change much over the coming years). Don't hesitate to ask more advice, but please don't clog up the feed with which member of ****ing girls aloud you think is the hottest.
    Hey,

    So did you just talk about one piece?
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    Hi, could you please pm me your flickr too
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    Hi, if you still have your portfolio online I would love to see it. I'm applying this year and don't know what I should include.
    Thanks
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    Me too, please. Thanks for the info talkingparrod. Does anyone have any further advice on preparing a portfolio for the slade or know where we can see some successful applicants portfolios.I would really like to get an idea of the standard of work required.
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    and me, please! i have no idea if my work is good enough
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    Hi,

    I am also applying to Slade School of Fine Art and I would like to know what kind of work they expect from you.It would be great to see some examples of portfolios to make an idea...if mine is good or not.

    thank you in advance!
 
 
 
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