On Monday 21 March, we welcomed Mr Joseph Yap from Raffles KL who delivered a virtual presentation to our Visual Arts and Design & Technology students.
The main aim for the presentation was to give students ideas on how to construct a winning portfolio to help them with their application for design courses at university. Mr Yap pointed towards seven key pieces of advice:
1. Organize examples effectively that focus on demonstrating your skills set.
2. Experiment across difference mediums and techniques to show a greater range of skills.
3. Write clear, concise labels; consider how a reviewer could best experience the pieces through multiple angles or details.
4. Don’t get hung up on quantity; more pieces can help, but not at the expense of quality.
5. Show your personality and make a bold statement about yourself.
6. Keep it simple; don’t overthink your portfolio and avoid a complicated layouts.
7. Be consistent; make sure it is consistently formatted and feels cohesive.
He went on to show us some examples of students who have previously submitted portfolios highlighting these seven elements.
On behalf of AISM, I would like to thank Mr Yap and Raffles KL for this very informative opportunity.
If you would like to find out more about Raffles KL, please visit their website.
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