澳洲留學-申請藝術設計課程-設計作品集為您大大加分

澳洲留學-運用您的設計作品集

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Your design portfolio: how to use your portfolio before you apply


Portfolios are important in several professions, and a wide range of students also keep one. As well as showing off your best work, taking a critical look at your portfolio can help you make important decisions. On our blog we’ll look at how that might work for a Design student about to enter a Fashion program.

設計是重要的專業,您的傑出作品可以幫您作出重要的決定,本文將介紹學習時尚專業的學生如何進入一個適合的學習課程。

 

 

Your portfolio – your work – your process

設計作品集將引導成功之路

A portfolio – or folio – is a rich resource when used well. Your portfolio of work will showcase what you do, whether you are about to apply to university, apply for a job or meet potential business clients. Getting a folio of your work ready when you apply to study in Australia is also an essential way to prepare yourself.

您的設計作品集或手稿呈現您先前學習所打下的基礎,無論日後申請大學或工作、甚至滿足潛在商業客戶都是相當有用的。若您想要申請澳洲大學,那麼可以開始準備您的作品設計集手稿。

 

 

What is a portfolio?

設計作品集

A portfolio is a way to present visual documentation of ideas you have or work you have done. Much like a CV/resume, students and professionals choose to show different things in their folios depending on each situation and the specific results they want.

一個設計作品集呈現出您個人的經驗與想法,就拿履歷表來說,學生與專業人士的履歷表必定根據各人情況與專業程度而有呈現不同內容。

 

Who keeps a portfolio?

 

Anyone who does work that can be presented visually can have a portfolio… so that’s a wide range of professionals and students! Do you want to work as a Product Designer? Your folio of design work will probably include technical drawings plus information on how your objects can be constructed. Advertising and Marketing professionals bring portfolios of work to meetings with their clients. Or perhaps you’re a Graphic Artist who loves the Batman illustrations that made DC Comics famous? If so, your folio will present how you illustrate different scenes and characters with a developing narrative; a Film Maker will do the same with a portfolio of their story-boards. So you don’t have to be an artist to keep a portfolio, but if you work visually then you are more likely to use your portfolio regularly.

任何人都可以設計自己的作品,所以這是一門擁有廣大且專業的領域。您想嘗試產品設計相關領域的工作嗎?或許您喜歡”蝙蝠俠”著名漫畫插圖,但是畫此漫畫的是為圖形藝術家嗎?若事實如此,您的設計將如何呈現?其實您不必是位藝術家,但卻因工作需求持續的設計不同作品。

 

We have been talking about Fashion Design courses in Australia, so let’s take that as our example…

接著跟您介紹澳洲時尚設計課程相關資訊

What could go in my fashion portfolio?

設計中可加入那些元素?

This depends. For example, Fashion Designers without a lot of work experience might include ‘mood boards’ to focus on the look they want to create. Mood boards could include colours and fabrics, style and influences. Designers often create mood boards using images they find and cut-out from magazines.

Or your portfolio might present your own original drawings, showcasing your flat sketches of original clothing designs and helping your viewer understand how each design should be worn. Do you have the knowledge to go even further? Your folio could present more technical drawings, indicating how your garments can be constructed, showing detail about types of stitching to use.

And if you helped create a runway show, your portfolio could offer a collection of photographs from any fashion shows you have been closely involved in, whether you were a designer, a production assistant, or you had another kind of involvement.

其實視情況而定,例如有些服裝設計師缺乏工作經驗,於是創造”情緒版”,”情緒版”可能包含顏色、面料材質、風格和影響力等,創造靈感有些來自於雜誌的圖像等。

您的設計作品集可能是您的設計手稿,展示您原創服裝設計的平面草圖,幫助眾人了解每個設計細節。若您有足夠的知識想法,您的草圖還可運用更多相關技術來介紹您的設計。

若您協助舉辦服裝秀,無論您是設計師或是助理,您的設計作品也可以一同展現在該服裝秀的攝影作品照片中。

 

Do I need a portfolio?

For some programs the answer is yes, you will need a portfolio. Many other courses don’t ask to see your portfolio before you start. Some of our clients find this surprising!

我需要有我自己的設計作品集嗎?這是當然的,有些學校申請課程時或許不需要,但是有些學校則是喜歡事先了解您的作品有哪些。

 

Isn’t it important to show a university my work before I start a course?

You might think so! But it isn’t always possible – international students living a long way from Australia would find that very difficult. When universities don’t ask to see your portfolio, your written personal statement will be even more important, deciding whether or not you are offered a place on the course.

For more advice on that, come see us at YEC!

在課程開始之前先讓大學了解我的設計作品重要嗎?

您可能如此認為,但非絕對,在澳洲求學的國際學生非常辛苦,就算學校並未要求先了解您的作品集,但是個人書面資料陳述將決定您是否獲准進入此課程。

 

So why isn’t it always necessary to show a portfolio?

The answer reflects the many different kinds of people you’ll meet in one of Australia’s large and vibrant Fashion Schools.

為什麼不一定要展示我的作品集呢?

因為澳洲的時尚設計學校相當多元,所以答案與您所選的不同大學而有所差異。

 

Fashion courses typically have different entry points. The different pre-requisites for entry reflect the diverse kinds of work, the varied skill-sets you need to succeed in the profession, and the many different ways you can specialise within the fashion industry later on. Keep in mind that candidates for Fashion-related courses can have quite different backgrounds, entering fashion study with different kinds of experience. Also, the industries linked to fashion are enormously diverse and students might intend to specialise in one area after they graduate. For these reasons people qualify in different ways to study within a School of Fashion and Textiles. This may also be the case for you!

時尚課程通常有不同的切入點,不同種類的工作與技能其先決條件也不同,想要成功在時尚界立足,有許多不同方式。但須了解,研究時尚相關課程的學生有不同的背景經驗。為了時尚產業未來就業考量,您在學校將學習不同專業領域,像是服裝或者紡織等。

 

How about when I arrive in Australia – should I show my work then?

當我抵達澳洲時我該展是我的作品嗎?

Presenting your work when you arrive will certainly help your tutors to understand what kind of work you do and how accomplished you are. Being ready for this can help you feel confident and more fully understood, particularly when images can explain your creative work better than words – however good your English may be!

In this blog, we are also saying that just by reviewing your portfolio in the right way you can make the process of choosing a course much easier, benefitting you now and later.

展示作品可讓您的導師了解你下了甚麼功夫,做好準備可以讓自己更有自信,您必須有足夠英語能力解釋您的創作。

在本篇文章中,我們談及重新了解自己的作品集,可以幫助您更快速簡單的選擇適合的課程。

 

So how can I use my portfolio?

我該如何使用我的作品集?

Here’s our advice. Begin by paying attention to the detail when you examine specific requirements for entry to different courses. If you need to demonstrate your ability in a portfolio, treat this as an opportunity to shine. You must show your work plus your presentation skills at their very best. Present clean and well-organised work, selected to display your creative and technical skills in the best possible light. Do focus on your strengths but if possible, think about how your portfolio will demonstrate you have what it takes to tackle a variety of different challenges. Choose work your have done for a range of design briefs and different styles so that your ability comes forward in the broadest way.

 

首先要確認你所學習的課程,若需要證明,則您的作品集是展示自己的好機會,當然還有您的演講解說能力。簡潔與良好的組織概念作品,專注於自己的長處加以發揮,您的作品集幫助您解決各種不同挑戰。事先的準備工作讓您可以盡情發揮您具有的獨特能力與風格。

 

 

…Sounds complicated!

This is a careful process, but you get a really great sense of satisfaction when it’s done!

聽起來複雜,卻是一個謹慎的過程,完成之後將獲得巨大的滿足感。

 

Should I still prepare a portfolio if the college doesn’t ask to see one?

Well, this is the crucial question, because everyone can benefit from the process of deciding how best to show their work. And organising portfolios can help you make some important decisions about which design course to choose.

若大學沒有要求,那我應該準備作品集嗎?

其實這是個重要問題,製作作品集的過程中對自己是有許多加分之處,決定如何組織與展示自己的作品,將幫助您找到適合的課程。

 

 

Explain!

 

First of all, the process sharpens your awareness of what truly interests you. When you reflect on your finished and unfinished work, it becomes easier to see what most stimulates your creativity and imagination. Your strengths and weaknesses are clearer – areas where your skills are more and less developed. But you also feel where those sparks of interest lie, in areas that could be developed even if at present you lack what you need. Where do you want to take your work in future?

So it is a revealing and positive step towards clearer study and career goals, whether you are compiling a portfolio for the first time or critically reviewing a finished collection of your professional work.

Now push the exercise even further. Can you bring your portfolio into touch with your future studies in Fashion?

首先,過程中將磨練您是否真的有興趣,當您思考完成或未完成設計中刺激您的想像力與創造力。你的長處和短出將更清晰可見,有助於未來學習方向與工作方向。

這是積極的第一步,可清晰的了解學習與職業目標。

更進一步討論您的作品集是否觸及未來時尚相關研究?

 

 

So how can I relate my own work and ambitions to the study options in Australia?

 

For each university that offers a course in your field, study the detailed course information very carefully. Ask yourself how your experience connects with what the college plans to teach you on their specially-designed and resourced program. Look at the core courses (the ones you have to do) and electives (courses you can choose). Breaking each course into separate elements, you have the perfect opportunity to assess college facilities, the specific expertise of teaching staff, plus opportunities to get industry experience that’ll benefit you even after your course is complete.

And make a sketch of your study pathway through the whole degree – do that even if you’re not ready to make final choices just yet.

我如何能在澳洲選擇自己的工作與抱負?

每所大學提供的課程,依不同領域做詳細研究。檢視自己如何銜接學校計畫與專門設計資源程序,您可以選擇核心課程與選修課程,學習多元化,您可以評估學校設施與教學人員的專業知識,若加上工作實習經驗,將有助於您的學習課程是完整無缺的。

 

Actually, it feels too early to decide!

Even at this stage, some decisions are necessary – you just want to make sure they are informed decisions, not guesswork. And don’t refer to university rankings as your only guide. This is too general (and lazy!) and you can easily miss out on opportunities that suit you best as an individual.

When you focus on your own work, and examine course components in detail, you will be able to sense links between your work and what is on offer. And when a program connects strongly with your work, being conscious of what your own priorities are will help both your application and your success on the program… but this could also help match courses to your priorities, helping identify the specific courses of study that would really suit you.

If there is no connection with fashion work you have done so far, consider how strongly you feel about a type of study that will lead you in new directions. Ask yourself: how specialised have you already become in your fashion career?

即使在此階段,有些決定是需要確保決定明確而非猜測。若大學排名是您唯一的思考項目,那麼您將錯失適合自己的好機會。

當您專注於本身研究工作,將能感受到研究過程中所獲得的回饋。當課程與您的研究有關係時,將有助於您的研究計畫程序,確定哪些是適合您學習的課程。若您對時尚產業尚無接觸,思考看看如何讓您在時尚產業中立足。

(以上圖片皆來自於http://www.rmit.edu.au/)

 

Can YEC help?

 

Yes we can – if you have a portfolio of work you can bring it to us for discussion. It helps us see how you view the work that you do, and how you would like your creative work to progress in future.

Our counsellors have professional experience teaching in creative arts at well-known universities overseas, helping us to know what questions to ask and how to listen to your answers. With your creative work in view, we can offer advice on the most suitable courses – the best match for you as an individual – as well as all other aspects of your application.

However you choose to do it, the exercise can be worth it’s weight in gold!

YEC國際教育中心能給予甚麼幫助?

若您有自己的設計作品集,可以將它帶來跟我們一起討論,並做未來學習的規劃以及未來工作發展,我們將依您的需求提供與建議適合您的課程。

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