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11-03-2006
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hey! I have an interview next Tuesday with Central Saint Martins for the foundation course and I'm retouching my portfolio...just wanted to ask what would you include in it? I basically included..man made structure, life drawings, posters, murals....prints, other drawings..other ideas?

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That sounds pretty good so far Indie Orange...As long as you have a range of media...and they always love life drawings so that's a positive. Have you got sketchbooks that you can take along...they usually like sketchbooks too, to see your research, ideas developments etc.

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hey guys!! a quick questionn.... im sure its posted in the first pages but i really dont have time right now to go back!! but i will thoughh..

do i need a portfolio to enter an american design university???

do i still have time to apply??????? thanks in advance!!!

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i just got accepted into emily carr institute of art and design in vancouver for visual communications design. YAYYYY i'm MOVING!!!

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hey guys!! a quick questionn.... im sure its posted in the first pages but i really dont have time right now to go back!! but i will thoughh..

do i need a portfolio to enter an american design university???

do i still have time to apply??????? thanks in advance!!!
Generally, if it's a art/design-specific school (rather than a general college/university) yes, you need a portfolio. The schools that aren't big names are usually less picky about what's in it if you're straight out of high school going into an undergrad program, it seemed like. You should look up the admissions requirements for the schools you're applying to to see if they have specific things they want to see in a portfolio. (They'll also have a list of deadlines, probably)
I'd say if you apply now, you could probably still be in time to be considered. You might end up wait-listed. You're probably past or right at the deadline for scholarships (these are usually ALWAYS merit-based and you'll need a stronger portfolio than you would for admissions) And you're probably past the deadline to get into student housing and will end up wait-listed on that, too. But check your school's website, they should have a list of deadlines for applying up. If I recall, when I started at design school when i was an incoming freshman, I didn't register for classes until about June, so I think there'd still be plenty of time to get your application sent in. Like I said, you might have missed the deadline for school scholarships, though.

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oh no... its just that i live in mexico... soooo i dont really know much about design universitys and stuff.... ill do some investigation then.. if not iŽll start here and then move there or something!!.... THANKS A LOT THOUGH!!

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hi,

im just finishing my degree in design(specialising in metal jewellery) and need to get my portfolio together. My tutors have been less than helpful in this area so i'm just looking for some pointers-exactly what i need to put in. I had a photoshoot and got some amazing pictures which i'll be including along with CAD drawings and hand drawn sketches., but is there anything else you think might be needed?

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i just got accepted into emily carr institute of art and design in vancouver for visual communications design. YAYYYY i'm MOVING!!!
Congrats!!!

Emily Carr seems like a great school, I always pass by and it's got a great location. I requested a brochure a couple of months ago and the Visual Communications Design definiely caught my eye. But lately I've been drawn to Ryerson and their Fashion Communications degree.

What kind of things did you include in your portfolio for Emily Carr?

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thanks very much dernier!

yeah i never really looked at fashion communications 'cause i thought it was just fashion business. then i looked at the outline last week and i was like holy crap!! its like fashion graphic design!! which is what i wanted to do after i graduated anyways ahhaa.

um for my portfolio i had 4 drawings in various mediums(ink, charcoal, pencil, conte), 2 prints from printmaking, one sculpture, 2 paintings, and some various design stuff (business cards, typographic work, layouts and this mini booklet). and i had it all bound into this folder book thing. needless to say. i didnt sleep for about 2 months

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thanks very much dernier!

yeah i never really looked at fashion communications 'cause i thought it was just fashion business. then i looked at the outline last week and i was like holy crap!! its like fashion graphic design!! which is what i wanted to do after i graduated anyways ahhaa.

um for my portfolio i had 4 drawings in various mediums(ink, charcoal, pencil, conte), 2 prints from printmaking, one sculpture, 2 paintings, and some various design stuff (business cards, typographic work, layouts and this mini booklet). and i had it all bound into this folder book thing. needless to say. i didnt sleep for about 2 months
Fashion graphic design is the really the best of both worlds. I was definitely drawn to the Communication Design program as soon as I saw it in the ECI viewbook. I'm definitely an artistic person, but for the past few years I've been taking more graphics-oriented courses and I'm pretty sure my "traditional" art skills have suffered for that.

Your portfolio sounds really varied and well-rounded! I'm sure those two sleep deprived months were well worth it. Were your layouts publication-style layouts (ie. magazine, newspaper) or website layouts? Or am I totally off?

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hi, i'm new here at theFashionSpot! I'm a high school senior who has always dreamed of being a fashion designer. This june I'm going to be applying for FIT's spring semester (i couldn't apply for the fall semester - my h.s. transcript wasn't complete because i used to be homeschooled and had a ton of credits to make up, it's a long story). Is anyone here studying fashion design at FIT, and if you are could you tell me a bit about what they're looking for in a portfolio? I know they're looking for fashion sketches and photographs of garments, not life drawings, but do you have any other advice for me on my portfolio? Right now I've got about 6 sketches, and two photographs of clothes I've made, and I'm working on two more projects (one of them is my prom dress) which I'll photograph and add to my portfolio by the time I apply. If you can give me advice, I could PM you with some of my sketches and photos and you could tell me what you think. Also, should I photgraph the clothes by themselves or on models?
Thank you and sorry this post is so long! I would appreciate your advice so much, it would be a dream come true for me to study fashion design at FIT!!

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anyone help please!!

I need to get my portfolio read asap and I have a couple of questions.

1. how do you guys take pictures of the clothes?? do they have to be "perfect" or do you guys just take the pictures yourselves???

2. do the portfolios's have to be black?? because I saw a couple of plastic see thru ones at muji which are quite nice. Is there a particular look for the type of portfolio one can use??

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anyone help please!!

I need to get my portfolio read asap and I have a couple of questions.

1. how do you guys take pictures of the clothes?? do they have to be "perfect" or do you guys just take the pictures yourselves???

2. do the portfolios's have to be black?? because I saw a couple of plastic see thru ones at muji which are quite nice. Is there a particular look for the type of portfolio one can use??

thanks
1. You need to get models, a fabulous photographer, hair and makeup and make sure your folio is TOP NOTCH. I kid you not. Search "Designers Look Book" on google and you will see what I mean. Your portfolio represents you, your brand, your business and your standards to it needs to be good. My partner is a Makeup Artist and her book is her pride and joy. You are only as good as your worsed photo.

2. As long as the book looks professional, any colour or material is aceptable!

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help!!
thanks sophieanders

but is that for entry into employment or fashion schools??

I got a review/interview for fashion schl and am trying to hush up my portfolio, and I cant think of where to find a fab photographer, my friend who studies architecture is taking the pictures.. Is that bad??

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