S6 Portfolio Preparation

Key Facts


Programme Overview

How to Apply

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15 week course
29 October 2022 - 25 February 2023
NB : There is no class on Saturday 11 February 2023.

1:30pm - 3:30pm


Programme Overview

This course is aimed specifically at 6th Year Secondary School students who are interested in application to HE/FE Art and Design courses. Centred on drawing you will learn how to examine and develop visual ideas through a variety of 2D and 3D media and methods. You will be encouraged to solve problems creatively through research and practice and develop a greater sense of critical awareness. An integral component of the course is resourcing and exploring ideas through independent sketchbook work, which should extend your practice out with the studio and class hours. 

This course runs on a Saturday afternoon only.   All materials are provided but please bring an A2 sketchbook and A2 portfolio case or similar.  Please note that this course does not guarantee acceptance into any HE/FE Art and Design programme. 

NB : There is no class on Saturday 11 February 2023.

How to book
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Children’s Course Bursaries
As part of the School’s strategy to encourage participation in Further and Higher Education from currently under-represented groups, a system of bursary support is available for Children’s Saturday Courses. This support is aimed at low-income and unemployed parents/guardians of children who would otherwise be unable to join the Programme. Bursaries are available for Children’s Courses only. Our aim is to offer direct assistance to such students in the form of a fee waiver directly from the Department. There are a limited number of bursaries available and only one bursary may be awarded per household.  Deadline for Bursaries is Friday 14th October 2022.    

For further details and to request a Bursary, please email open-studio@gsa.ac.uk