Portfolio Preparation Courses

Prepare yourself for university applications in a practical, hands on, intensive portfolio preparation course.

RMIT offers a range of courses to give you experience in the study area you are interested in. Gain insight into industry specific standards and requirements. You will have the opportunity to improve your skills through practical exercises, classroom demonstrations and lectures.


Our courses are mostly held during school holidays, designed to give you the opportunity to learn new techniques to help you build a successful portfolio under expert guidance. Additionally, our expert facilitators will provide an overview of the study options available and selection procedures of universities.

The courses are aimed at high school and VCE students or anyone considering a career change or simply wanting to find out more about developing a portfolio.

Courses and seminars are offered in the following areas:

Past students

Janina Ahadi

Course: Portfolio Preparation in Graphic Design - Level 1

I would strongly recommend others to take this course. It’s made for everyone, whether you’re looking to build a portfolio for university, or as a hobby - you set the pace yourself. There is no competition, no grading, but asking for feedback is always beneficial. I was happy that this course has made me take out my stress away from school and focus on challenging myself by creating something that I love. 

 I loved that we were given quite-the-brain-work and creative tasks. We’re expected to make a lot of artwork in a short amount of time. The materials that we were allowed to use were waste materials, going green.

Although it was challenging, I was really proud because I was able to do something productive during my short school break.  Going back to school, after finishing this course, my eyes were definitely more open about how one can approach design. I was able to turn my manual prints into digital ones. I didn’t know that I could do a manual collage using magazines, newspapers and books to make a mock-up and scan it, use a software and make a book cover on my own at home.

In addition, at the end of the course when we reviewed all of our work, I was able to see each and every approach of my classmates’ designs. Very vast ideas coming from all of us; whether they opted for simplicity or complexity. This was an important note for me in making a portfolio.