Portfolio Development

Develop your portfolio for applying to an animation & visual effects course and receive 1-1 video feedback.
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 31 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Do you want to learn how to create a portfolio suitable for applying to an animation and visual effects degree course? Would you like one of Teesside University's experienced lecturers to give you 1-1 video feedback on your portfolio before applying to one of our courses?

Well you can do just that in this third of a three part series written and presented by our highly experienced lecturers in animation and visual effects.

We will cover what is a portfolio, what is the difference between a portfolio for industry and one for University, and we will give you detailed information about what to include in your portfolio when applying for one of the animation or visual effects courses at Teesside University. When you have finished the course you will be able to upload your portfolio onto our Teesside website and within two weeks we will send you video feedback on your work.

You will be guided through a series of FUN and ENGAGING videos with supporting documentation.

If you haven't completed our first and second courses on 'Narrative and Storytelling' and 'Character Design and Story Polish' you are recommended to complete those FREE courses first then you will have further material to include in your portfolio.

What are the requirements?

  • Students who enroll in this course will need to possess the desire to create a portfolio suitable for applying to the animation and visual effects degree courses at Teesside University. This course will help you further develop and select examples of work from your current collection of artwork. Before completing this course students are recommended to take our two free courses in ‘Narrative and Storytelling’ and ‘Character Design and Story Polish’ to further develop their skills and create work that could be included in their portfolio.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • At the end of this course, students will be able to create a portfolio suitable for applying to the animation and visual effects degree courses at Teesside University.
  • As part of the course you are entitled to feedback on your portfolio from an experienced animation lecturer at Teesside University. This will take the form of a video feedback and commentary on each piece in your portfolio.
  • If you are offered and accept a place on any of our animation or visual effects courses at Teesside University you will be entitled to your money back on this course.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone who wants to learn about what makes a good portfolio for applying to the animation and visual effects degree courses at University. Before completing this course students are recommended to take our two free courses in ‘Narrative and Storytelling’ and ‘Character Design and Story Polish’.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: The Portfolio: Purpose, Content and Types
01:29

Welcome to Portfolio Development for illustration and animation. In this section we introduce two of our senior lecturers, Siobhan Fenton and Drew Collins where they discuss the aims of this third taster course on how to create a portfolio for applying to Teesside University for an undergraduate degree course in animation and visual effects.

Please download the PDF document that includes the documentation for the 'Portfolio Development' course in the downloads tab.

02:11

In this lecture we look at what is a portfolio and the difference between one for employment and university.

02:49

This lecture examines all the elements needed for creating a really good portfolio, giving you top tips for what you need to include.

Section 2: Categories for your Portfolio
06:06

This lecture covers all of the sub categories for observational art.

04:42

Here we will discuss the many different types of imaginative art that would be good for your portfolio.

04:43

This category covers the more personal types of art that you enjoy doing and that doesn't really fit into the other two categories.

Section 3: Presenting Your Portfolio for Interview
02:45

Here Drew and Siobhan talk about what you will need to bring with you for your interview and tips on how to collate your work.

01:37

In this lecture we discuss the fantastic facilities we have at Teesside University and what to expect and prepare for, for your interview.

02:49

In this final lecture we review what was learned on this taster course; from the different types of portfolios to the content included in them that would best be suited for your interview at Teesside University.

We also have included weblinks on where you can find more information on the degree courses in animation and visual effects that we provide at Teeside University.

Finally, we also can offer you some feedback on your portfolio before applying by contacting us at the following email address: scmportfolio@tees.ac.uk

Thanks for enrolling this course, we look forward to hearing from you again.

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Instructor Biography

The School of Computing at Teesside University is one of the best-equipped learning environments for anyone seeking a career in animation or visual effects. We have purpose-built facilities housing dedicated life drawing spaces, a recording studio, a motion-capture studio and a fully equipped soundstage including green screen facilities and motion-control cameras.

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