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Spend time learning in the UK with our students for one or more terms with our Study Abroad courses.

Portfolio Preparation

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, you will have gained practical, valuable knowledge, as well as the confidence to talk about the work they have produced.

Course Information

The first term will cover an exploratory stage with course work in Drawing, Art, Design and Media. The second 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.

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. Find out more information about the course below.

Course Details

Mode of Study

Full time

1, 2 Terms

Term Duration

1 Term

September - December

2 Terms

September - March

Contact Study Abroad on +44 1202 363824 or Skype: aub-studyabroad.

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 of the course students are awarded a ‘Certificate of Attendance’.

Please contact the Study Abroad office for more information about application on +44 1202 363824 or email

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We tailor courses for group or individual learning needs. Our bespoke courses are designed to teach specialist skills.