6 Wk Art Portfolio Preparation Course

Prepare for successful University art and design applications!

The 6-week Art Portfolio Preparation Course programme at London Art Portfolio is ideal for clients who want to invest a run of weeks developing their art or design ideas and skills. The aim is to build up a strong portfolio for applications for a:  Foundation Course, Degree, Masters, professional development or a career change. 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.

Price: £2,820 (incl vat)

We deliver onsite studio art and design portfolio preparation courses, online portfolio courses, and 1-1- tuition. This applies to all of our art classes. We also deliver a Hybrid approach which allows more flexibility. This can be very helpful 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 can teach and reach out to anyone in the world. Beginners, career change applicants and professionals are all welcome. We have the skills and expertise to teach each level. We require full attendance, whether it be onsite or online. The longer you study with us, the more you learn!

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 in a relatively short space of time which is excellent!


The 6-week Art Portfolio Preparation Course programme at London Art Portfolio offers you the opportunity to build up an art and design portfolio with a focused major portfolio project supported by drawing and model making skills, a sketchbook, strong research and an introduction to Adobe Photoshop. You can block build this course programme into a 12-week and 18-week art portfolio preparation programme.

You will be introduced to handmade skills and ideas and a kick-start introduction to Adobe Photoshop. We fully maximize the wonders that London has to offer in the creative arts by visiting a range of art and design museums and art galleries.

Upon completion of the course, you will have a well-prepared portfolio ready to use for future university applications or a job interview. Throughout the course, you will build up an art and design vocabulary, which will allow you to be far more prepared for a face-to-face interview son online on Zoom or Teams. interview

You will receive specific career advice and direction with the opportunity to discuss future personal goals and aspirations in more depth. We are very familiar with the education systems around the world and their specific requirements. The 6-week Art Portfolio Preparation Course can help you prepare for UK, EU and International University applications.

During the 6-Week Portfolio Preparation Course, you will receive ongoing feedback. Experienced portfolio tutors will support you throughout this process. All tutors are professional, practising artists and designers; many are directors of their own established design companies.

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 can quickly identify what is required for your portfolio! We are up to date with the many digital changes in the university systems. Make a successful application for Foundation, BA Degree, a Masters Degree, or aim for your dream job or promotion. Keep yourself up to date and informed!



London Art Portfolio offers a full-time 6-Week Art Portfolio Preparation Course programme in art and design. We help you prepare a portfolio for many different specialist fields within art and design, i.e. Fine Art, Fashion Design, Fashion, Business & Communication, Fashion Art Direction, Styling, Architecture Design, 3D, Product Design Graphic Design, Illustration and Animation plus more. In the Digital Age, the choice of subjects to apply for and work in has increased enormously.

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 advise 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.


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. This is all essential for successful University and work applications. LAP students can draw and design by hand and use a range of computer-aided design programmes. Personal goals and aspirations are considered throughout.

One-One Mentoring: A very bespoke portfolio. This can focus on specific University or professional portfolio requirements, i.e  Physical Portfolio, hands-on skills, Digital Portfolio, Digital skills, a 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.

We are also popular with Career Change applicants and others who want to update their old professional portfolios for job interviews.