Young People



Portfolio Session Saturday 7 December 12-4pm

Do you want a career in Art or Design, or in the Crafts? Currently studying for A level, AS level Art and Design, National Diploma, Foundation or equivalent courses ?

You are invited to bring your art work in progress, sketchbooks and folios in preparation to discuss how best to select and present content prior to interview. We will discuss what type of artwork admission tutors are looking for, and how best to present this.

For further interest here are some hyperlinks for sketchbooks or art / design journals, as these form an important role in showing evidence of your visual thinking and how you generate idea, how you observe the world around you, and how your imagination works.

Student Art Guide

Pintinterest: sketchbooks process

BBC learning zone

Loughborough University, TRACEY

Historical sketchbooks by established artists:


Learning to love you more: creative exercises

Urban sketchers

Inside the sketchbook of famous artists

Turner’s Sketchbooks

Sketchbook Secrets

Sketchbook blogger

Rabley Drawing Sketch prize

Doris Rohr is Associate Lecturer in Painting and Drawing at University of Ulster. She has experience of teaching art, design and contextual studies for National Diploma in Art and Design, HND Graphic Design, Foundation, General and National Vocational Qualifications, BA Fine Art, BA Fine and Applied Art



In collaboration with Youth Action Northern Ireland

The Turner Exhibition 2013 Learning team are working with Connor McGilloway, Young Men’s Development Worker and Emma Johnston, Gender Equality Youth Worker to deliver a programme focussed on the city, the visual arts and careers available in the visual arts.

Youth Action Northern Ireland involves young people in non-formal educational programmes to maximise skills, qualifications and potential. The organisation particularly targets those from disadvantaged communities, vulnerable young people and the older age range of 14-25 years olds who are not engaged in mainstream youth provision.

This programme will run from July 30 2013 and will partner different visual arts spaces in the city of Derry~Londonderry as well as engaging local arts practitioners and of course, the Turner Prize Exhibition 2013 and its Learning team.