Portfolio Preparation

Portfolio Preparation

Our Portfolio Development and Preparation Program is a carefully constructed program that offers students the opportunity to build a tailored portfolio specific to their
post-secondary needs. The program focuses on creating a wide variety of artwork that can be utilized for entry to post-secondary art and design programs in Canada.
Students will be instructed by highly qualified individuals who have worked in the industry and have received a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in art, fine art, or design.
The program typically runs for_ weeks offering a weekly 3-hour session.

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The program will deliver the following topics of study:

  • The creation and preparation of at least 10 completed body of works 
  • The required verbal skills needed for a portfolio interview 
  • A personalized style, theme, or brand 
  • A walk-through of any Adobe product required for your specific requirements 
  • The ability to create an online portfolio
    (additional fees apply if student chooses a paid service eg. Squarespace) 
  • Critiques held during every program session
    (giving and receiving constructive criticism) 
  • Specific art techniques and mediums tailored to the student’s post-secondary program of choice 
  • Clothed life drawing sessions 
  • Artist Statements and Art Resumes 
  • Printing and Formatting Aid (portfolio case and printing costs not included)

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    Students are not guaranteed acceptance of post-secondary programs of study. This program only betters a student’s chances of gaining acceptance. 
    This program is subject to the No Refund policy at BICC. To be clear, this program is a pre-paid commitment. This is to ensure that the student and guardian(s) are serious about post-secondary preparation. If the student must withdraw early due to medical concerns, a legitimate doctors note must be presented to the director within 5 days of withdrawal. Missed classes cannot be re-scheduled. This program has a limited number of available spots.
    Please apply on time to reduce the chances of being wait-listed or denied a spot. 

    Portfolio Preparation Synopsis

    This course helps applicants prepare their portfolio for entry into undergraduate arts and/or design programs in colleges and universities. With focus on more than just art pieces, helping to prepare individuals for the interview and essay writing components of this process boosting the chances of acceptance.

    Topics covered in this course:

    • Lectures and activities to help those uncertain of what fields they would like to pursue within the creative industry
    • Sketching practice and taught perspective drawing
    • Exploring one’s creative outlets
    • Resume and portfolio building skills


    Expected results:

    • A minimum of ten pieces portfolio full of variety for arts and design programs
    • An analytical way of thinking towards creative studies
    • A developed personal branding
    • Practiced knowledge of life and technical drawing
    • Confidence for portfolio interview and essay components
    • Basic knowledge of digital software of Adobe products
    • Ability to give constructive criticism


    This course is ideal for students who wish to pursue studies in the following fields:

    • Architecture
    • Interior Design and/or Decorating
    • Fashion Design
    • Graphic Design
    • Creative Advertising
    • Illustration
    • Industrial Design
    • Theatre Design
    • Packaging Design
    • Crafts and Designs
    • Prosthetic Designs


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