Portfolio Preparation Art, Design & Media

The course is for international students who would like to develop their skills to produce work for a portfolio or interview at university.

Through a series of briefs and projects, the course will cover all the fundamental skills required to build a portfolio; from basic drawing skills to more complex analytical and observational work. There will be advice and support available to help students plan their future. By the end of the course students will have gained practical, valuable knowledge, as well as the confidence to talk about the work they have produced.

Course work

The 1st term will cover an exploratory stage with course work in Drawing, Art, Design and Media. The 2nd term will cover pathway subjects in detail such as Fine Art, Graphics, 3DD (Art, Craft and Design), Illustration, Fashion, Costume and Textiles, Photography, Film and Animation.

Course Duration

Students starting in September can study for up to 2 terms. Students wishing to join in January should contact the study abroad office to find out about availability.

Start Dates

September, January on request.


Students with minimum language scores of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent, will be supported by English language study during their course to improve academic listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Students wishing to improve upon their language scores will be offered an additional English language course as part of their study abroad programme, this will incur an additional fee.

Portfolio Preparation Entry Requirements

All applicants should submit examples of recent work demonstrating existing skills before being accepted on to the course.  The minimum age for entry is 17 years.  Minimum English language is IELTS 4.5.   

On successful completion students are awarded a ‘Certificate of Attendance’.

Please contact the Study Abroad office for more information about application on +44 1202 363824 or email studyabroad@aub.ac.uk.

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