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    you mentioned that you had work from a foundation course in your portfolio?? Does this mean that i could use a sketchbook or final piece from my sixthform coursework, or does it all have to be self-initiated??
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    (Original post by sophielaing)
    you mentioned that you had work from a foundation course in your portfolio?? Does this mean that i could use a sketchbook or final piece from my sixthform coursework, or does it all have to be self-initiated??
    My portfolio was entirely foundation, and I think I had one piece in it which was a workshop project and the rest was self initiated. Unless your A-Level is really strong, like as good as your foundation, I wouldn't bother. You have to think- if you were an interviewer and somebody showed you work that's a year+ old, it suggests you haven't done anything better in the meantime. Personally I would never have considered including pre-foundation work because mine changed so massively over my course.
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    (Original post by ieestok)
    My portfolio was entirely foundation, and I think I had one piece in it which was a workshop project and the rest was self initiated. Unless your A-Level is really strong, like as good as your foundation, I wouldn't bother. You have to think- if you were an interviewer and somebody showed you work that's a year+ old, it suggests you haven't done anything better in the meantime. Personally I would never have considered including pre-foundation work because mine changed so massively over my course.
    Even if you've laboured over a painting for a few months A level pieces stick out like a sore thumb. I wouldn't advise it.

    I agree, I ignored (or rather was unaware) of this advice when I applied to the Ruskin and was punished accordingly, the rejection letter ran: 'reapply after your foundation course'. For the Slade I didn't include any A level work, in fact I think the earliest physical piece I provided was 3 months old. (I photographed a sculpture on location the morning of my interview! not advised, you burden yourself with a lot of stress!)

    I think someone mentioned on another thread that they submitted a quick ideas notebook for their slade application and were accepted. And often your best work is not the one you put your most effort into, history teaches us that.
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    Email just came through about Slade Undergraduate entry Facebook group
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    Hey,
    I received an interview date from Slade, and was wondering if anyone had any advice from last years interviews? I've been researching past threads and a lot of them are from 2011 so I'm assuming things may have changed slightly. Any advice would be hugely appreciated ! Or maybe even how the course is going for those who got accepted ? Thank you ! :--) (I'm applying for the 3 years)
 
 
 
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