FORMA 2021

FORMA's unparalleled programme of talks and workshops features inspirational artists, designers, curators and educators, talking about how to present your work, how to choose and apply to art schools, and how to manage the first steps from course to career.

Topics

  • Keynote
  • Decision Zone
  • Portfolio Tune-Up

Levels

  • Breakout
  • Keynote
  • Workshop
Oct 15
01:30 PM
02:15 PM

Cutting edge - choosing a fashion specialism

Decision Zone

Which course to choose, and how to build a portfolio suited to specific courses.

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  • Adam Jones

    Director of Knitwear Pedagogy, Institut Français de la Mode

  • Chris Brown

    Lecturer, Fashion Menswear, Central St Martins

  • Central St Martins
  • Institut Français de la Mode
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02:00 PM
02:45 PM

Preparing your portfolio for US & UK

Portfolio Tune-Up

Do UK and US courses have different expectations when looking at digital and physical portfolios?

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  • Bonas MacFarlane Arts
  • Kingston School of Art
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02:30 PM
03:15 PM

The digital revolution - graphic communication, game design, VR - to specialise or not?

Decision Zone

What discipline should I choose? Should I consider a foundation course?

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  • Tim Metcalf

    Director of Undergraduate Programmes, Winchester School of Art - University of Southampton

  • Professor Paul Springer

    Director of the School of Communication and the Academy of Music & Theatre Arts, Falmouth University

  • Joe Duffy

    Senior Lecturer, Filmmaking, Department of Media, Manchester School of Art

  • Falmouth University
  • Winchester School of Art
  • Manchester School of Art
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03:00 PM
03:45 PM

How to tell YOUR story in your portfolio & sketchbook

Portfolio Tune-Up

What makes a good portfolio?

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  • Central St Martins
  • Falmouth University
  • UCA Epsom
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03:30 PM
04:15 PM

The personal statement & interview

Decision Zone

How do UK and US art and design courses use these to select students?

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  • Dr. Jake Abrams

    Associate Professor & International Director, Kingston School of Art

  • Emma Dodson

    Senior Lecturer, Westminster School of Media and Communication, University of Westminster

  • University of Westminster
  • Kingston School of Art
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04:00 PM
04:45 PM

Preparing your portfolio - the tricks of documentation

Portfolio Tune-Up

The dos and don’ts of how to document your work - a practical workshop - including how to show video and digital work successfully.

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  • Falmouth University
  • UCA Epsom
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04:30 PM
05:15 PM

How to convince your parents art and design courses are wise career choices

Decision Zone

Find out what employers in the creative industries are looking for. Should you do Fine Art or an applied course?

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  • Kalen Curtis

    Director of Admission, Savannah College of Art and Design

  • Professor Paul Springer

    Director of the School of Communication and the Academy of Music & Theatre Arts, Falmouth University

  • Tim Metcalf

    Director of Undergraduate Programmes, Winchester School of Art - University of Southampton

  • Falmouth University
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
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05:30 PM
06:15 PM

A world of choices - deciding what to study and where

Decision Zone

How do you plan your art and design education? Should you specialise or move across disciplines? Should you do a foundation? What's the value of moving between countries? Is post-graduate study now the norm? There are no right answers - so how do decide what will suit you?

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  • Darren Marshall

    Head of Art, Bonas MacFarlane

  • Joe Duffy

    Senior Lecturer, Filmmaking, Department of Media, Manchester School of Art

  • Adam Jones

    Director of Knitwear Pedagogy, Institut Français de la Mode

  • Bonas MacFarlane Arts
  • Institut Français de la Mode
  • Manchester School of Art
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06:15 PM
07:00 PM

Crossing Boundaries

Keynote

Inter-disciplinary and trans-global movements. Leading practitioners, in discussion with Alex Schady, discuss the global nature of the arts and creative industries, reflecting on their own educational and career journeys.

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  • Alex Schady

    Programme Director, Art, Central St Martins

  • Mary Evans

    Course Leader, BA Fine Art , Chelsea College of Arts

  • Mia Taylor

    Leader, BA Fine Art, Central St Martins

  • Dawn Gavin

    Dean of Undergraduate Studies & Professor, Department of Contemporary Practices, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Central St Martins
  • Chelsea College of Arts
  • School of the Art Institute Chicago
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