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Portfolio Design & Counselling

An art portfolio is a collection of your work, whether that’s paintings, sculpture, or another art form. It gives you the opportunity to show off your artistic skills, experiences and interests, and it helps admissions officers decide if you'd be a good fit for their college. Your portfolio is usually the most important part of your application because it lets colleges see firsthand the work you have created.

What is a portfolio?

A portfolio is a collection of your work, or a ‘visual diary’, displaying how your skills and ideas have developed over a period of time. It demonstrates your creativity, personality, abilities, and commitment, and helps the faculty to evaluate your innate potential. It should be a body of work that speaks for itself since you do not get the opportunity to explain most of it.

Which Colleges require portfolio?

National Institute of Design, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Pearl Academy, School of Fashion Technology, Srishti, Symbiosis ETC.  

When is a portfolio being checked?

Design portfolios are always administered in second round called studio test.

How to organize a portfolio?

  • A portfolio can be any size, depending on the work it carries. Make sure it is practical to carry around.

  • There is no limit to the amount of work it can contain. Be practical and select your best. A selection of different projects and 2-3 full sketchbooks is sufficient.

  • Keep it simple, uncluttered and relevant – mount work onto the same size sheets of white paper.

  • Give your workspace to breathe. If you have a dozen similar prints then choose only the best 2 or 3.

  • Position your work logically and try to present your work so that everything is facing the same way up.

  • Start and end your portfolio with your strongest pieces of work.

  • Make sure that your portfolio shows variety.

  • Show work that you are able to talk about at length

Career Counselling

Career Counseling is a process that will help you know and understand yourself and the world of work in order to make career, educational, and life decisions. Career development is more than just deciding on a major and what job you want to get when you graduate.

Kadam offers counselling for the students who wants to know more about the design industry and their opportunities. Each student will get thorough counselling session. A proper guidance will be provided to the students who want to pursue a career in design and help in selecting a suitable course, college.  

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