Project Description

You want to apply to one or several art universities, academies of fine art, or design colleges and require one or several artistic portfolios? Maybe you already have one but are not sure whether your works will meet the requirements of an admission exam.

The BERLIN ART INSTITUTE constantly offers portfolio courses and portfolio consultation.

In a portfolio consultation, we discuss each work of the portfolio and assist in making the best possible selection. We make suggestions regarding additional works to supplement the portfolio and give advice on which artistic position could be interesting for your own work. If you additionally need to get ready for a personal interview, we also offer consulting in this area to prepare you for the situation. A portfolio consultation lasts at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours. Dates upon agreement.

The portfolio course at the BAI provides a working table and a working atmosphere bringing you in contact and in an exchange with all BAI participants. In correspondence with the concept of the BAI, it is in our interest to support you in finding your own artistic path and personal form of expression. A successful portfolio is an authentic one that reveals your motivation and personality in an unmistakable way. No matter at which art university or academy you want to apply, your individuality is your visiting card. However, we cannot guarantee that you will receive a place at the university/academy.

The BAI provides personal and individual supervision with at least two consultations per week dedicated to your artistic development and production. So that you can concentrate on the production of your portfolio(s) without pressure, you have the possibility to extend your portfolio course by one month each time.

Our Program Structure

  • Check-in | Each block, the BAI starts with an introduction for the new participants, during which current thematic and organizational topics are discussed.

  • Individual and group meetings | The portfolio course includes weekly individual and group meetings dedicated to your artistic work.

  • Discourse | Thematic reflection on and discussion of the participants’ artistic works and additional positions. The forum includes issues of mediation and self-organization.
    Basic Course (Guest Lecturer) | The Basic Course is specifically for participants who have not yet begun with artistic training. The course conveys basics in drawing and painting.
    Coaching | Feedback, training and consulting for portfolio preparation and documentation, presentation and visualization of your own artistic work.