24 Wk Art Portfolio Preparation Course

Perfect for Beginners, Career Change applicants & Gap Year students

The 24 Week Art Portfolio Course is a great way to prepare for serious direct entry applications for Degree and Masters level; programmes. This course is great value for Internatinal students!

There are options to atttend on-site, face-face online and book a hybrid programme which is great for students who may need to attend in part in London and at home in your own country. Contact us to discuss this further.

The 24 Week Art Portfolio Course is perfect for beginners and those who want to learn or extend skills in more depth. The group size is a maximum of 10-14 students per group, and will study in an intimate, supportive environment. The LAP course is a great way to raise your English language and written skills whilst building up a strong art and design specialist vocabulary.

We offer a range of Portfolio Course start dates. Ideally, we aim for all students to start on the same date. We understand that sometimes applicants have unique circumstances, so we try our best to consider your application needs. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to allow late entries after the first few weeks, which will also require consultation. Late entries will be required to study on some Fridays to receive the full teaching programme. Please check the dates on this page.

Small group sizes with full attendance should lead to success for committed students!

An instalment Plan can be offered. Contact to discuss further.

Apply now. Course price: £11,000 (incl vat)



We deliver onsite studio art and design portfolio preparation courses, online portfolio courses, and 1-1- tuition. These options apply to all of our art classes. We also deliver a Hybrid approach which allows more flexibility. This flexibility can be beneficial for many reasons: lifestyle choices,  you may be living in between countries or places, you may be too unwell to travel but can still join the group and continue your studies online, or you may need to keep your accommodation, living and travel costs down. We understand your personal decisions; the choice is yours.

We have the skills and expertise to teach each level. We can teach and reach out to anyone in the world. We require full attendance, whether it be onsite or online. The longer you study with us, the more you learn! Beginners, career change applicants and professionals are all welcome.

Choose any of the following:

  • onsite studio art and design portfolio preparation courses and 1-1- tutorial support
  • live online portfolio preparation courses, 1-1 tuition and mentor support
  • blended hybrid learning is the perfect solution for some students.

The London Art Portfolio Preparation courses are a fantastic way to meet new people in the creative arts. You will also extend your knowledge in Critical and Contextual Studies and build up your knowledge of both historical and contemporary artists and designers, perfect for your portfolio and the interview process. Students are encouraged to embrace socio-cultural, political, and environmental research and discussion, emphasizing learning from each other’s rich, diverse backgrounds, always facilitating an exchange of ideas and concepts. Sustainability plays an essential role in the studies at London Art Portfolio. Our aim is for LAP students to be future leaders in the arts and design industries!

The London Art Portfolio Preparation courses are a fantastic way to meet new people in the creative arts. LAP students are from London, around the UK, Europe, and the world. We are located within easy reach of vibrant creative areas such as Tower Bridge, Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Hackney, with many sociable parks and canals walk. There is a wide choice of accessible transport, and bike lane links to all parts of London; you can reach anywhere relatively quickly, which is excellent!



We help you prepare a portfolio for many specialist fields in art and design, such as Fine Art, Fashion Design, Fashion, Business and Communication, Architecture Design, 3D, Graphic Design, Illustration and Animation, and more. We help you decide which area is best for you. You will receive future career advice and tips on Digital Portfolio Preparation through your course study.

The 24-Week Art Portfolio Preparation Course is a far more comprehensive course; this course allows you to explore your ideas and methods of work in far more depth. Students will develop skills to a deeper understanding and will have the opportunity to learn new specialist techniques and how to use certain materials and tools. This programme includes extensive study in Adobe Photoshop, including creating grids for Digital Portfolios; you learn Adobe After Effects and 3D Rhino, which are all great skills for 2D and 3D artists and designers. The LAP Course programme enables students to gain places at the best Universities and be successful in job interviews. This rare opportunity sets students up to work in their chosen industries while studying for their degree course, which is the ideal way to start relevant work experience.



We offer the luxury of being taught in a small group of 10-14 students, which means that you receive more teaching than other courses; this appeals to anyone who has a great desire to achieve, i.e. to gain a place in a top University for your chosen field of study. This working environment also allows you to decide which area you would like to specialise in at your own pace. The course programme helps to clarify your chosen career far earlier.

Much emphasis is placed on innovative research, critical and contextual studies and debate. We embrace our students’ diverse cultures and experiences through socio-cultural, political, and environmental; this plays an essential role in the studies at London Art Portfolio. We prepare you for your future today and tomorrow!

London Art Portfolio will help you prepare for your future University Art School applications for UK, EU and International Universities. We have in-depth knowledge of the UK and International education systems and quickly identify what is required for your portfolio! We are current with the many digital changes in the university systems.

Throughout the course, you will receive ongoing feedback from experienced portfolio tutors who are both professional and practising artists and designers. Many run their own design companies. We can also book additional 1-1 Tutorial support at any stage of your personal development.

This particular programme of study allows you to build up a significant amount of focused artwork. It is ideal for anyone who is seriously planning to apply to University either for a Degree level or Masters level in art and design and a Foundation Course if that’s what your goal is. The content of the 24-Week Foundation Portfolio Preparation Course is also a great course to help you prepare a more professional portfolio for job interviews. We are very popular with ‘Career Change’ applicants looking to return to art or design and re-direct their careers and lifestyle. We can help you get there!

Career & Mentor advice on:

  • University Application Process
  • University placements for all levels
  • University course content and expectations
  • Physical Portfolio Preparation
  • Career Change Support
  • Bespoke Digital Portfolio designed for each University or job application
  • Career advice and business advice in the creative arts industries
  • Work placements
  • Design Solutions
  • Personal Development

We can be your personal mentor, support you through your university studies, assist you with work placements and help you with your start-Up Business ideas. Contact us to find out more.


When you complete a Portfolio Course at LAP, the aim is for you to leave with a creative, innovative portfolio, well thought through and well presented for a range of personal goals. Full attendance is required, and all students need to follow the course programme closely and be willing to extend work in their time.

Portfolio Course:  You will complete the course with a prepared portfolio that will present a range of hands-on drawing skills alongside 2D and 3D design skills. LAP students can draw and design by hand and use various computer-aided design programmes. This is all essential for successful University and work applications.

One-One Mentoring: bespoke portfolio. This can focus on specific University or professional portfolio requirements, i.e  Physical Portfolio, hands-on skills, Digital Portfolio, Digital skills, professional design project, Fine Art Gallery exhibition support, Curatorial advice or particular creative arts business support. Clients can contact us for specific portfolio preparation.



This course is suitable for all levels; Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced are all welcome. Perfect for Gap Year and Career Change applicants! We help you design a portfolio that can meet your individual needs and requirements.