UCA Epsom

Intensive Art & Design Portfolio Development (12 weeks)

12 weeks full-time

Course dates

18 June 2012 -

7 September 2012

The purpose of this highly intensive 12 week course is to enable you to produce an appropriate subject specific portfolio of work to prepare you for a BA (Hons) level course at the University for the Creative Arts in the areas of Fashion / Textiles or Graphic Design / Illustration.

It is ideal if you are already focussed on one major subject area but your portfolio needs further development in order to meet the standards to secure an undergraduate degree place at the University for the Creative Arts.

This course will develop your portfolio to enable you to automatically continue onto BA level study and will include some or all of the following:

  • Exploration of drawing techniques
  • Analytical drawings
  • Use of pattern and colour
  • Different types of media use and exploration
  • Fashion and/or textile or graphic design and/or illustration related research boards
  • Research from primary and secondary sources, annotated sketchbook work and personal development work
  • Use of the design process to translate a 2D design concept in to a 3D garment.
  • High levels of portfolio presentation skills
  • Written work

Successful completion of the Art & Design Portfolio course will ensure progression to the following undergraduate degree courses at the University for the Creative Arts:


  • BA (Hons) Fashion UCA Epsom
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Atelier UCA Rochester
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design UCA Rochester
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion UCA Rochester
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion & Imaging UCA Epsom
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print UCA Rochester
  • BA (Hons) Textiles for Fashion & Interiors UCA Farnham


  • BA (Hons) Advertising & Brand Communication UCA Farnham
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Communication UCA Farnham
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design UCA Epsom
  • BA (Hons Graphic Design: New Media UCA Epsom
  • BA (Hons) Illustration UCA Farnham

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