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04-02-2005
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i did my portfolio, i went to my interview, i got in. the only problem is it's not the university i want to get into!

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04-02-2005
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lol congratulations anyway, what uni did you get into? and what did you have in your portfolio?

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huddersfield sounded like a really good course but cant say much about the place im too used to bigger cities.

i had some photos i had taken of newcastle quayside, jewellery i had made, fashion illustrations, my life drawings, and my AS coursework. also pieces i had made.

thing is they just flicked through it quickly and asked me questions which related to my ucas from and why i wanted to be on that course. took all of 10 mins. has given me a confidence boost for my northumbria uni interview. i really wana get in there! i was hoping for advice on how to improve my portfolio but they didnt give me any!

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lol at least you got an interview, i am applying for CSM (that may be a foolish idea but y'know i might as well try ) and you dont definatly get an interview they look at your portfolio seperatly (without you being present) and then decide if they want to interview you, and then you still might not get in lol.

so did they tell you there and then yes you're in?

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yeah then they send an official one in the post.

im sure you'l get an interview. i only got one relpy back off my route a ucas universities obviously just dont like me either. just wait, might take them a while to process them. fingers crossed.

and good luck let me know how u get on

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I get all my portofolio files, notedbooks and equipment from Muji, because its all nice n' plain. They do A3 portfolio books that have white transclucent plastic covers. Some of my clients commented on these and one client even asked me to buy some for her - so I must be doing something right.

The price is really low too - which does help a lot!

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...thanks for that Lady Muck

here's the website for the uk....

http://www.mujionline.com/shop_uk/ga...?cat=23#Filing,

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congrats cowboyboots on your first interview...and I hope you get the one you want most.

I am currently re-building the portfolio I originally prepared. Its 14x11, but now I am kinda thinking I'd like to have something smaller. I've got five different sections that include my designs, flats, mood, swatches, as well as my cad designs. Its all womens wear. But now I am realising I want to make a section of mens wear designs.

Anyone have any luck with mixing mens and womens in your portfolio?

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congrats cowboyboots on your first interview...and I hope you get the one you want most.

I am currently re-building the portfolio I originally prepared. Its 14x11, but now I am kinda thinking I'd like to have something smaller. I've got five different sections that include my designs, flats, mood, swatches, as well as my cad designs. Its all womens wear. But now I am realising I want to make a section of mens wear designs.

Anyone have any luck with mixing mens and womens in your portfolio?
thanks

could i just ask what size is a 14x11 i work in paper sizes i.e. A1, A2, A3 etc jus wondering. my porfolio is A1 size and i love it hurts to carry around though. and theres a greater risk of getting blown away!

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hi everyone.. im a newbie on this, and am interested in applying to some schools as well. First of all, I have no idea how to form a porfolio! can anyone of youre share some pictures of your porfolios? Is there a standard for size/presentation/contents?

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hi everyone.. im a newbie on this, and am interested in applying to some schools as well. First of all, I have no idea how to form a porfolio! can anyone of youre share some pictures of your porfolios? Is there a standard for size/presentation/contents?
i had no idea how to form a portfolio but first things first started out by ordering a decent folio case. the size of this case depends on what size you would be comfortable with but i would recommend anything of size A3 and above. pick a size best for you as it may feel daunting to tackle a size A1 folio.

presentation is all to do with your style of work and what pleases your eye. but a tip i could give is dont make it too cluttered as this may distract from the things you put into your portfolio give each item the space it needs.

and as for the contents this will depend on what you are applying for alhtough showing a range of skills is good. and if you apply to different schools they may want different things from your portfolio. this also depends upon the course you have applied for.

such as i have recived a letter for an interview next week which has specified that i should not take any garments to the interview. so instead of this i have decided to take pictures of them instead. also be prepared that they may give you a theme to work you portfolio around and may ask you to produce something from that theme.

i would take pictures of mine but i need to charge my camera battery i may post some later when i get around to it.

hope all that waffling on has helped you

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i had no idea how to form a portfolio but first things first started out by ordering a decent folio case. the size of this case depends on what size you would be comfortable with but i would recommend anything of size A3 and above. pick a size best for you as it may feel daunting to tackle a size A1 folio.

presentation is all to do with your style of work and what pleases your eye. but a tip i could give is dont make it too cluttered as this may distract from the things you put into your portfolio give each item the space it needs.

and as for the contents this will depend on what you are applying for alhtough showing a range of skills is good. and if you apply to different schools they may want different things from your portfolio. this also depends upon the course you have applied for.

such as i have recived a letter for an interview next week which has specified that i should not take any garments to the interview. so instead of this i have decided to take pictures of them instead. also be prepared that they may give you a theme to work you portfolio around and may ask you to produce something from that theme.

i would take pictures of mine but i need to charge my camera battery i may post some later when i get around to it.

hope all that waffling on has helped you

thank you so much! please post some pictures when you get to do do

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01-04-2005
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could i just ask what size is a 14x11 i work in paper sizes i.e. A1, A2, A3 etc jus wondering. my porfolio is A1 size and i love it hurts to carry around though. and theres a greater risk of getting blown away!
Sorry, I only now seeing your question...14x11 size is actually 14-inches x 11-inches. Its a manageable size for fashion portfolios.

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some snap shots of my folio but im gonna change it before my interview needs up dating.

hope that gives you some ideas

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My portfolio is a sort of carry case where i have finished pieces and photographs of my garments mounted onto boards (A1 size) also i have lifedrawings and sketchbooks in there (thats what the uni wanted) i suppose its good to put sketchbooks in there so they can see how you work, your thought process and stuff also i have a small sketchbook that i use as my fabric library (this shows my sensitivity to fabrics and other materials)

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