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Name: Anne Elmholt

Nationality: Danish

University: Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Course: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

 

“When I began this course, being accepted at Central Saint Martins seemed like a feeble hope, but it has actually been realised and I begin the Foundation on the pathway Performance Design and Practice at CSM in September 2014.

At the first day of the course I was nervous that all the others would be miles ahead of me since I’ve never done any serious drawing before, but the friendly and warm environment at London Art Portfolio gave me the confidence to jump in headfirst and just draw.

At London Art Portfolio you are encouraged to seek inspiration everywhere, whatever stirs your passion, and afterwards introduced to an imaginative range of materials and techniques to visualise your ideas.  As a 3D student, who wants to study set and costume design for theatre and screen, I was encouraged to research different areas of 3D design and use that for inspiration, and then use this as a “catalyst” for the project that should end up as being my portfolio. The process was great fun and everyone on the course was really friendly and bounced off on each other’s skills and ideas. It was a pleasure to be there!

Besides encouraging me creatively, Julia was a great help if there ever appeared a problem with the applications and helped and guided me through different situations that would have left me with bald patches otherwise.

Julia and the rest of the teachers at London Art Portfolio really do know what the universities want to see and I’m positive that I wouldn’t have been accepted at the Foundation Diploma at Central Saint Martins without their knowledge and support.”

“Da jeg startede på Julia Dennis’ skole ”London Art Portfolio”, havde jeg kun et spinkelt håb om at kunne blive accepteret på en Foundation i London – men det er rent faktisk sket, og jeg starter på Central Saint Martins Foundation på studieretningen “Performance Design and Practice” til september 2014.

Den første dag var jeg nervøs for, at de andre kursister ville være i en hel anden liga end mig, fordi jeg aldrig rigtig havde tegnet før, men jeg fik en varm velkomst, hvilket gjorde mig tryg nok til at kaste mig ud i det. Hos Julia bliver du opmuntret til at søge inspiration overalt, hvad du finder interessant, og derefter introduceret til en række forskellige metoder og materieller, som hjælper dig med at visualiserer dine ideer. Som en ”3D-studerende”, som vil læse scenografi, mente Julia, at jeg skulle søge inspiration i andre 3D design og bruge dem som en ”katelysator” for projektet, som skulle ende med at blive til min portfolio. Hele forløbet var rigtig spændende og alle på kurset var virkelig søde og blev inspireret af hinandens evner og ideer. Det var virkelig en fornøjelse at være der!

Udover at hjælpe mig med det kreative, ydede Julia en stor hjælp mht. de engelske universiteters lettere besynderlige ansøgningsformer, hvor det viste sig at være problemer i flere sammenhæng.

Julia, og resten af lærerne hos London Art Portfolio, ved virkelig hvad de har med at gøre, hvad universiteterne gerne vil se, og hvordan du sætter det optimalt op. Jeg er sikker på, at jeg ikke var kommet ind på Central Saint Martins uden deres hjælp. ”