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    Orientation to Art and DesignArchitecture PortfolioFashion FolioGraphic Design Portfolio CoursePhotography PPA Portfolio CourseTextiles PortfolioChristmas, Easter & Summer SchoolsEvening & Weekend Short Courses

    Short course web listings and secure online bookings:


    Telephone enquiries: +44 (0)20 7514 7015

    Our offices are open between 10am and 5.30pm (BST) Monday to Friday.Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA, UK

    Tel: +44 (0)20 7514 7015 Email: portfolio@csm.arts.ac.uk





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  • If Portfolio Preparation courses are not suitable for you or you have yet to produce any work needed to apply to one of our Portfolio Preparation courses, then we also offer short courses throughout the year where you can learn the basic key skills and show the level of your ability.

    If you have any questions about these courses or would like to discuss your suitability please visit the portfolio preparation or short course sections of our website for full details:



    Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square London N1C 4AA, UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7514 7015 Email: portfolio@csm.arts.ac.uk

    Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design is one of the worlds premier art colleges and has around 4,500 full-time students and 12,500 short course students on three sites in the heart of London. Its aim is to equip students with an art and design education that will allow them to meet the challenges of the creative industries now and in the future. Central Saint Martins is one of the six constituent colleges of the University of the Arts London, Europes largest art and design educational institution.

    Preparation courses take place in the same studios and workshops as the full-time courses. You will also have access to the Central Saint Martins and University of the Arts London specialist libraries and student facilities.

    These Portfolio Preparation courses will support your application to college for further studies, whether at Central Saint Martins or elsewhere. We have a very high success rate of portfolio-course students entering their first choice college, and so you can be sure that your time, dedication and enthusiasm will be well rewarded. Your tutors will give you expert advice about the application and interview process and help you develop your work into a successful portfolio that will stand out from others.

  • OrientatiOn tO art and design

    The Orientation to Art and Design has been carefully created to help students with little or no art and design education to bridge the gap between their current skill level and the experience and knowledge required to gain access to the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (or other equivalent course). The aim of this course is to help students build a portfolio of work that will enable them to apply to art colleges within the UK and beyond.

  • For full course details please visit: www.csm.arts.ac.uk/orientation

    Dates Course 3: 22 April 21 June 2013 (no class on 06 and 27 May)Course 4: 24 June 23 August 2013 Course 1: 07 October 06 December 2013Course 2: 13 January 14 March 2014

    Schedule:Weekdays 10.00 16.00, 9 weeks

    Cost3875 per course

    LocationBack Hill, EC1R 5EN

    Entry Requirements17+ years old and IELTS 5.0 or or equivalant

    English LanguageThe Orientation to art and design course is designed to support and develop student language skills with a focus on research methodologies. The English language tuition is provided by visiting staff from the UAL Language Centre with emphasis on speaking and listening skills within the context of English used in the art college environment. A short research based project enables students to show evidence of their language and research developments in their completed portfolios.

    Curriculum of this course includes lessons on: Basic drawing and observational skills Research skills Idea generation projects

    and worksheets Life drawing 3D construction projects Painting and colour theory Process led projects Design for communication projects Photography Design for the body Presentation skills

    The Orientation to Art and Design is a nineweek fulltime course that combines studio and workshop practice to develop students knowledge and skills for entry on to a Foundation Level course. This includes observational, analytical and research skills, the control of materials and processes in the realisation of ideas, the capacity to evaluate your work and the work of others and to establish communication skills with particular reference to studio language. The course also includes visits to galleries and museums on research projects. Once the students have completed all their projects, the final part of the course will involve selecting, mounting and presenting a portfolio in preparation for interview. Students will be expected to provide their own materials for drawing; all specialist materials will be provided.

  • architecture POrtfOliO

    This course will provide students with an introduction to the concepts and practices of thinking and designing in three dimensions. Though this is an Architecture portfolio course, students will address the spatial qualities of interior and exterior spaces and the user requirements of these different environments, both of which are the key skills for any architecture, spatial or interior design undergraduate programme.

  • For full course details please visit: www.csm.arts.ac.uk/architectureportfolio

    Dates Stage 1, Summer Term: 23 April 28 June 2013Stage 2, Autumn Term: 01 October 06 December 2013Stage 3, Spring Term: 07 January 14 March 2014

    ScheduleTuesdays and Fridays 09:30 17:30, 10 weeks

    Cost3100 per stage Location Back Hill, EC1R 5EN

    Entry Requirements 18+ years old and IELTS 6.0 or equivalant.For students planning on applying to BA Architecture you will need GCSE Maths + Science, grade C or above AND A-level grades ABB or above. Course Structure The Architecture Portfolio course enables students to construct a portfolio of work that can be used to make an application for study on an undergraduate architecture or related spatial or interior design programme.

    Through a series of briefs, workshops, lec-tures and visits students will develop their research, design and communication skills to develop proposals for architectural and spatial outcomes. This course will ask students to explore the historical and ideological context for the built environment as they begin to consider the use of technology and materials in its fabrication.

    By the end of the course students will have developed new practical and conceptual skills that will allow them to create a portfolio that expresses their own creative approach within the conventions of architectural and spatial communication.

    The course aims to serve the needs and ambitions of two main student groups: Those seeking to build a portfolio for

    application to BA Architecture or related course based on designing in three dimensions

    Professionals seeking to renew their creativity through personal projects, new processes and produce a fresh portfolio.

    The Architecture Design Portfolio Course is a full-time course providing two days tuition per week across three ten-week terms. Each term is a separate course that is taught on a progressive basis, providing the opportunity to study for up to one academic year. It is possible for students to join this Architecture Portfolio on course 2 or 3 but to do so you will have to show that you have reached the appropriate skill level and that your portfolio already contains a significant amount of well-developed work. Most students need between 6 months and one year to build up a complete portfolio.

  • fashiOn fOliO

    The objective of this highly intensive fashion programme is for students to produce their best portfolio of work possible in order to gain a place on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at Central Saint Martins or elsewhere. You will be given advice about future studies and follow projects that will create a portfolio that represents your own personal approach to fashion and communication. You will push your understanding of fashion and challenge your preconceived ideas of how to design garments by putting making, experimention, research and unique presentation skills at the heart of everything you do. You will be expected to work hard, find inspiration in new and unexpected places and identify your strengths whilst learning to overcome your limitations.

  • DatesStage 1, Summer Term: 15 April 05 July 2013 (12 weeks, no class on Monday 07 May and 04 June)Stage 2, Autumn Term: 30 September 13 December 2013 (11 weeks)Stage 3, Spring Term: 06 January 21 March 2014 (11 weeks)

    Group A*Mondays, Wednesdays 9.30 17.00 plus Fridays 9.30 12.30


    Group B *Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30 17.00 plus Fridays 14.00 17.00

    * The groups are allocated by the Course Director according to subject specialism and skill level.

    Cost3475 per stage

    LocationBack Hill, EC1R 5EN and Kings Cross, N1C 4AA Entry Requirements18+ years old and IELTS 6.0 or equivalant



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