Undergraduate Studies

Arts Schools Abroad

Undergraduate
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Europe
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Arts Schools Abroad Programme

Arts Schools Abroad Programme - building your portfolio for Art and Design course abroad

Arts Schools Abroad Programme is designed for creative students wanting to study at the world’s most renowned art, music and film schools overseas.

How do I get into Arts Schools Abroad?

Arts Schools Abroad Programme  focuses on working with Mentors in order to produce an excellent portfolio and prepare for interviews to study in the UK, Europe  or the USA at the world’s most prestigious and outstanding schools of art or design.

Through this Arts Schools Abroad Programme  we have helped students enrol in TU Delft, UCL Bartlett, and Glasgow School of Art. We have also helped students to  gain a place at Parsons School of Design, to study film at NYU and visual arts at UIC Barcelona.

Our portfolio workshops run for 120 hours at weekends, in conjunction with local schools of drawing, to help you put together a striking, unique and modern portfolio. We also provide one-to-one sessions with foreign portfolio experts, should you wish to avail yourself of this service.

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The success of each application will depend on a number of factors, most importantly how a candidate presents their experience, character and future plans .We will help you clarify, develop and expand each of these elements, in order to make your application striking and effective and help you gain a highly coveted place at one of the world's leading art schools.

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Arts Schools Abroad -Outline of the programme

Arts Schools Abroad Programme was designed for creative applicants who are dreaming of studying a wide range of subjects connected to art, fashion, film and design, and attending art school abroad. 

One of the most important elements of your application to study art and design is your portfolio. Art school admissions tutors will decide whether or not to invite you to interview based on the quality of the portfolio you submit. Elab will not only help you ensure your application is excellently crafted, but will also review your portfolio and guide you on how to improve and present it.

Arts Institutes Abroad - what makes a strong portfolio for Art and Design courses?

To study Art Abroad you will need a portfolio, portoflio  is a collection of examples of your work. Usually,  arts instituties ask you  to submit between 15-20 pieces, all of which have to be dated and accompanied by a short description or explanation of what you were aiming to achieve.

International students  can generally  send their portfolios by email- using a PDF format or PowerPoint – or by supplying a URL , as long as the portfolio can be accessed without a password, using Chrome, Safari or Firefox.

Portfolios form the basis of  art school interviews , so they need to be submitted before interview arrangements are sent out, but this is not necessarily the same time as your general application.

Each Arts Institutes in the UK, US and Europe has its own requirements, and Elab can give you information on their deadlines for portfolio submissions.

Your portfolio tells the arts instituties admission committee about YOU

Your passions and interests , how you plan and think, your ability, skills and creativity. Let your personality shine through your work. This is a wonderful  opportunity to share your ideas, and demonstrate your vision and enthusiasm and your suitability for a place at a leading art school

Arts Schools Abroad Programme is divided into a number of stages, to maximise your chances of admission to the best institutions. 

Complete a thorough diagnostic test designed to highlight strengths and interests and determine suitable career directions. 

Mentor feedback will provide Elab with additional insights and information and allow us to build up a detailed picture of  your abilities and expectations

Receive a personalised report with feedback and recommendations from the assessment process including:

–  potential courses and universities

 – profile, descriptions, comments and relevant statistics on selections. 

Discuss findings with a Mentor and Consultant and make a final decision on the course you wish to study and the five universities you wish to apply to, based on our suggestions and your predicted grades. 

Working with local art schools or using one-on-one tutors, we can devise a personalised plan to create a unique and diverse portfolio

Complete necessary documentation and submit a professional UCAS application with close support from an Elab Consultant (see below)

Prepare you for the interview where you will present your portfolio and discuss related experiences, motivation and influences 

Receive advice on finding accommodation, financing and settling in. 

Arts Schools Abroad - Application Documentation

Once the assessment and diagnostic stage is complete the Consultant and applicant will start working together on the application documents, which vary from country to country, but normally include :

  • A Personal Statement which demonstrates why you are an ideal candidate to study this course.
  • Predicted Grades
  • References
  • Proof of English language proficiency.

Contact Elab for further information or to book a consultation.

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