Art Portfolio Preparation Programme

MPW has been offering creative arts courses for 46 years and has built up an enviable reputation for the quality of teaching and of our students’ work.

This one-year programme is the ideal route for students who aim to study art, design, fashion or photography at foundation level at university in the UK.

Taken alongside two creative arts courses at A level, the programme develops your skills and focuses on portfolio development, a key entry requirement for most specialist art schools and universities. Through weekly workshops, you will build a body of work to demonstrate your creativity and the ability to develop your ideas into coherent and finished pieces.

Creative Arts Subjects

Complementary Subjects

Art and Design  Business Studies*
Ceramics Film Studies
Fine Art History of Art
Graphic Design Mathematics or Physics**
Photography  Media Studies
Textiles/Fashion Theatre Studies

*if you are aiming for a degree subject such as Fashion Marketing
**for students applying for Architecture

Academic Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of local high school (either 11 or 12 year system) with good grades
  • English Language Level: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (with no less than 5.0 in any single band) - - Pearson PTE (42-49), TOEFL iBT (46-59) or Cambridge (162) also accepted.
The course is run at our London college in the heart of South Kensington and students can take advantage of the opportunity to visit the numerous galleries and exhibitions close to the school.

Throughout the year our links with University of the Arts London and various other art focused universities enable students to take part in workshops, lectures and portfolio reviews with senior academic staff.

The end of year MPW exhibition allows our students to showcase their work to friends, family and industry professionals. Entrance is based on an interview and portfolio review.

Take a look below at some of the outstanding work created by our students.

If you have any questions regarding the Art Portfolio Preparation Programme, please do not hesitate to contact us by completing the International Enquiry Form.