Portfolio Preparation Classes
Because Your Portfolio Matters you wont find a more instructive and intensive weekly portfolio preparation course, with highly qualified and motivated Art Teachers. Our course is designed for students applying for a place in any third level art college for which a portfolio is mandatory.
Students will be encouraged to develop their ideas through research and working on personal projects. Subjects covered include, drawing from observation, ideas development, collage, colour work, basic printing and developing a personal project. Home study will be an integral part of the course.
The Portfolio Team:
Course Director: Gillian Blaney Shorte
Lead Tutor: Louise Dunne
Specialist Tutors: Orla Kelleher, Jessie A Sheridan, Louise Campbell & Liam Cousins
Gillian has 25 years experience sucessfully preparing students for Art College. Louise, a full-time Art Teacher with Artzone, qualified top of her year in NCAD, Education with First Class Honours. As with all Artzone designed programmes the portfolio preparation research and support will be second to none!
The course will include direct attention to delivering the specific requirements for the NCAD Portfolio Brief (deadline 06.02.2016) but will also satisfy requirements for those targeting places in IADT, DIT, Crawford, BFCE, Stillorgan ….
- Saturday 11.00am – 1.00pm – This Year Applicants
- Saturday 1.30pm – 3.30pm – 5th Year Students
- Wednesday 7.00pm – 9.00pm – All Students
Artzone Studios, VFI Court, Castleside Drive, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Hi Louise, I just received an email from iadt saying that I got a perfect 600 points on my portfolio! Thank you for all of your help over the past few months. You were invaluable and I would never ever have done as well without your guidance and motivation. Your future students are very lucky to have you.
Thanks again! Carla, April ’15
My daughter Kelly received a maximum of 600 points from IADT her first choice college which without the support, guidance,encouragement and help from her tutor Louise at Artzone would not have been possible …a massive thank you from Kelly x, May ’15
6th Years & Mature Students for NCAD:
NCAD require students to work to a set brief. If your complete focus is on portfolio preparation for application to NCAD the submission date for this is quite early (usually end of week 1 February). Choosing this option will help you plan and pace yourself over 17 weeks for completion and review of your portfolio for the NCAD deadline.
Duration: 19 Week 6th Years Portfolio Preparation for NCAD
Saturdays: 9th September – 3rd February; 11am – 1pm
Wednesdays: 13th September – 7th February 7 – 9pm
Fees: €380 for 19-weeks.
6th Years & Mature Students for all other Colleges:
For students applying to all colleges we tailor your course to suit your target college(s) and submission dates but the majority (other than NCAD) have up to 27 weeks to prepare. Choosing this option will help you plan and pace yourself over 3* 9-week terms for completion, and review, of your portfolio in time for the deadline of your chosen college.
Duration: 24 weeks -
Saturdays: 9th Sept – 24th March, 11am – 1pm;
Wednesday: 13th September – 7th February 7 – 9pm (switch to Saturday 11am Class for final preparations)
Fees: €480 per 24-weeks.
This is by far the best time to begin your portfolio preparation. We recommend starting in September but you can start anytime subject to spaces being available on the course. As you finish the course for the year your Tutor will complete a gap analysis, set targets for the summer and plans for your final year.
Duration: 3 * 8 week Terms – start anytime subject to spaces becoming available on the course
Saturday Dates: 9th Sept – 24th March, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Fees: €160 per 8-week Term
Bookings: artzone studios
As every student is at a different starting point we would recommend you call 01 4990614 to discuss your specific focus and needs with the team. We will advise on course options, availability and the best choice for you.
Final Saturday Session: One on one session to review and finalise your portfolio with Gillian, Louise or Orla prior to college submission.