Portfolio Advice Day 2012
Cleveland College of Art and Design hosting event at mima for students interested in studying the arts Cleveland College of Arts and Design (CCAD) are hosting a Portfolio Advice Day at mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) on Wednesday 9 January 2013.
Portfolio Advice Day will provide art and design A-Level and BTEC students in the region with expert advice and guidance from course tutors and informal chats about university life. Tutors and students from the North East and beyond will be on hand to advise on putting together a strong portfolio of work, how the courses are structured and getting in to the creative industries, covering a range of subjects including Fine Art, Fashion & Textiles, Graphic Design, 3D Design, Illustration and Photography.
Portfolio Advice Day is part of a wider initiative begun by University of the Arts London (UAL) and Tate Britain (where the event is held annually), and is aimed at students with no family background in higher education to give them the information and tools they need to win a place on an art and design degree course.
Nicky Peacock, Project Co-ordinator at CCAD, said: “Portfolio Advice Day is an amazing opportunity for students to get expert advice from tutors and current students. I was the first person in my family to study at higher education so whilst I had encouragement, I had no access to relevant knowledge so I certainly understand how helpful an event like this can be. This day is about redressing the balance.”
Marie Neeson, Education and Audience Development Manager at mima, said: “mima are delighted to host the first Teesside Portfolio Advice Day and to partner with Cleveland College of Art and Design and University of the Arts London. This is a great opportunity for mima to support young people in the Tees Valley through personal advice and mentoring from creative professionals on developing their portfolios and raising aspirations.”
For more information about the event and how to book a place, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.portfolioadviceday.org.uk
Notes to editors:
* Cleveland College of Art & Design (CCAD) is 1 of only 3 specialist art and design colleges in the country. Based in the North East, the College offers a combination of FdA and BA (Hons) degrees that are supported by industrial practitioners. The College is committed to enhancing employability and developing students’ skills to succeed in the creative sector. Students have achieved success in national competitions and thrive on delivering excellent design outcomes for real companies setting live briefs.
*Operating at the heart of the world’s creative capital, University of the Arts London is a vibrant international centre for innovative teaching and research
in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. The University’s unique creative community is made up of six distinctive and distinguished
Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of
Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art. Renowned names in the cultural and creative sectors produced by the
University include 12 Turner prize winners and over half of all nominees, 10 out of 17 fashion designers named British Designer of the Year, more than
half of the designers showcased in London Fashion Week, 12 out of 30 winners of the Jerwood Photography Award and seven winners of the Prince
Philip Designers Prize.
* mima is one of the UK’s leading galleries for modern and contemporary art and craft. The landmark building designed by Erick van Egeraat Architects is
situated in the heart of Middlesbrough and opened to international critical acclaim in January 2007. Hosting temporary exhibitions of fine art and craft
from 1900 to the present, mima showcases work by internationally acclaimed artists, with exhibitions changing throughout the year. Admission is free. mima
is a partner of Tate, and exchanges programmes, ideas and skills with the Plus Tate network of visual arts organisations. www.visitmima.com