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    Hi there,

    I wanted to ask those of you who have already prepared a portfolio - will a portfolio consisting of CAD/Photos of architectural models (from Product Design) PLUS drawings (from Art) be at an advantage to let's say an Art-only portfolio (presumably the level of drawings/art is the same in both portfolios)?

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    (Original post by TSRMatt)
    Hi there,

    I wanted to ask those of you who have already prepared a portfolio - will a portfolio consisting of CAD/Photos of architectural models (from Product Design) PLUS drawings (from Art) be at an advantage to let's say an Art-only portfolio (presumably the level of drawings/art is the same in both portfolios)?

    Thanks,
    Matt
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    The tutors reviewing your portfolio will want to know about your process: how you think and respond to a brief creatively and what is unique about you. CAD drawings are ugly even after years of practice! (Unless they have been destroyed in the process of making... Then you've got a conversation starter...)

    Model photos would be good because they show your 3D and model making skills, which are going to be essential when you start (as soon as you start).

    Show you are interested in architecture - observational drawings from life, artworks inspired by architecture - that you have actually looked into and read a bit about architecture (not just the "architect-bingo" - flw-foster-ghery-gaudi-hadid house!). If you're very good at photography, include some of that, but not just snapshots of buildings. They should mean something - why have you taken them? What did you want to say? ... and I can't recommend life drawings strongly enough.

    Most universities have guidance on what to put in a portfolio and there is also guidance on the RIBA website www.architecture.com.*

    The great thing about art subjects generally, and architecture in particular, is that you always have something to talk about! Imagine going to an interview where you just had to turn up and answer questions. As an architect, you turn up with a portfolio - the best prop in the world - because you know more about your work than anyone else.
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    No.

    The tutors reviewing your portfolio will want to know about your process: how you think and respond to a brief creatively and what is unique about you. CAD drawings are ugly even after years of practice! (Unless they have been destroyed in the process of making... Then you've got a conversation starter...)

    Model photos would be good because they show your 3D and model making skills, which are going to be essential when you start (as soon as you start).

    Show you are interested in architecture - observational drawings from life, artworks inspired by architecture - that you have actually looked into and read a bit about architecture (not just the "architect-bingo" - flw-foster-ghery-gaudi-hadid house!). If you're very good at photography, include some of that, but not just snapshots of buildings. They should mean something - why have you taken them? What did you want to say? ... and I can't recommend life drawings strongly enough.

    Most universities have guidance on what to put in a portfolio and there is also guidance on the RIBA website www.architecture.com.*

    The great thing about art subjects generally, and architecture in particular, is that you always have something to talk about! Imagine going to an interview where you just had to turn up and answer questions. As an architect, you turn up with a portfolio - the best prop in the world - because you know more about your work than anyone else.
    Hi there,

    Thank you very much for your response! Your advice really helps!
 
 
 
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