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Portfolio Development and Taster Workshops

Cardiff School of Art & Design presents a series of portfolio development and taster workshops as part of the International Summer School 2018. The workshops are tailored to provide practical and hands-on experience and will cover a range of art & design subject areas.

Each subject area workshop will be for 1 to 2 days and will offer an opportunity to learn, explore and share through a supportive, learning and creative environment. The two-week International Summer School at Cardiff School of Art & Design will provide an ideal and fun occasion to get a practical know-how and primary skills for a variety of art & design subject areas.

This course will include (click subject for more information):


The animation workshop will consist of an introduction to stop motion animation. You will be introduced to Dragonframe capture software and basic principles of stop motion animation using objects, plasticine and cut out techniques. The workshop will provide you with the opportunity to play with the medium and experiment with mixing techniques as you create your own animated sequences.


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Fine Art

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Fashion Design

The Fashion Design workshop will give you an opportunity to explore the potential of refashioning existing garments using innovative and creative manipulation techniques. The aim is to produce a design that echoes, on trend and contemporary, embracing sustainable fashion. Using a selection of white garments, you will explore the potential of fabric and form by creative and innovative manipulation of the garments to create a new garment. You will explore the silhouette... play with inside out... upside down... the textural landscape… the changing aesthetic and the interaction of the body enveloped by the rejuvenated garment design. Expose and celebrate the construction of the design details through the exploitation of a diversity of white garments creating the new.

Graphic Communication

The Graphic Communication workshop will inspire you to explore the potential of the letterform in communicating messages and in expressing meaning. You will build, sketch, paint, design and play with typography in both 2D & 3D contexts. The workshop will provide an exciting journey of typographic discovery within a context of Graphic Communication.

Interior Design

This Interior Design workshop will allow you to explore and compose the interior elements of Object, Space and Experience. You will be given five miniature people (1:50 scale) and asked to create a Space / Place for each. Each Space / Place will be appropriately titled with regards to how that Space / Place makes you feel and professionally photographed for your portfolio.


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Additional Information:

Academic Status: Non-credit b​earing

​​School: Cardiff School of Art and Design

Dates: 16th July - 27th July 2018

Application Deadline: 31st May 2018

​​Venue: Llandaff Campus

English language requirement: None required, however please note that good working knoweldge of English is expected and that all classes will be taught through the medium of English.

Academic pre-requisites: ​Qualified to study at university. Please note the above sessions are aimed at all Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate level of study​.

Fee: £1,500
Early Bird Rate: £1,200 (Application and full payment to be made by Friday 31st March 2018)

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