Art Portfolio for Diploma level and above requires specific contents that are unique to that specialisation and major. A portfolio made for Interior Design will definitely be different from one made for Animation! The preparation process is not as simple as just putting together doodles and drawings that you have collected over the years. Each schools have their own criteria and and requirements.
Each student have their forte and interests, Visual Arts Centre is prepared to help each student prepare a portfolio that is tailored for each of the major and courses they are aiming for. For this, a general foundation in various art mediums are required, it helps to build up foundational techniques and knowledge such as composition, tonal values, colour theory, and more.
We broke down 3 key criteria we have collated from some of the top local and global art schools:
We’ve broken the painstaking journey of building a portfolio into two different parts:
Part 1: Foundational Art Techniques and Training
Part 2: Development of Artworks
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Upon building a strong foundation, we will be moving on to the creating of your actual portfolio works. A general rule for portfolio preparation is that you should have both monochromatic and coloured works that showcases the skills and knowledge within the field you are interested in. We will work with various mediums such as Drawing and Sketching, Acrylic Painting and Watercolour Painting to achieve this. For those who are aiming for courses and majors like Fine Arts, Animation or Game Art, you would need to have anatomical studies and drawings in your portfolio as well! Visual Arts Centre offers life drawing classes suitable for that learning, with a class of either nude life or portrait every week (we’ve got you covered!)
You would need to work on your portfolio both in the studio and at home! Application for art schools and courses are very competitive, and to maximise your success rate, it required hard work!
Each student would be given a folder with guides, reference materials, feedback and rubrics made in reference from the criteria of the top schools as well as our our instructor’s professional feedback. On top of that we would conduct an assessment after each learning stage. This folder will be a good addition to the preparation to allow our student to track their progress and know where they are at during the preparation process.
Would like to try out the whole Portfolio Preparation Course? Click here to sign up!
Registration is now open! (Our Portfolio class will be carried out alongside our regular classes.)
Here is our schedule as follows:
Dhoby Ghaut Studio
MON 11AM -1.15PM / 5PM-7.15PM / 7:30PM – 9:45PM
TUE 3.30PM – 5.45PM
WED 11AM – 1.15PM / 1:30PM – 3:45PM / 5PM – 7.15PM
THU 11AM – 1:15PM / 1.30PM – 3.45PM
FRI 11AM – 1.15PM / 5PM – 7.15PM / 7.30PM – 9.45PM
SAT 10.30AM – 12.45PM / 1PM – 3.15PM / 3.30PM – 5.45PM / 6.30PM – 8.45PM
SUN 1:00PM – 3:15PM / 3.30pm – 5.45pm
SAT 10.30AM – 12.45PM
SUN 10.30AM – 12.45PM
This course is available at both our Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio and MacPherson Art Studio. PLease select your preferred location below.
All sessions are to be completed within the course duration stated. No refunds are provided for any courses/workshops/lesson purchased. Further extension of course validity of up to one month only may be provided with proof of overseas travel, hospitalization/medical certificate.
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