Frequently Asked Questions
How many portfolio items are we going to create in this course? How much time should I reserve on a weekly base? I don't know anything about Art & Design can I still participate? I don't have much time, can I run through this course in less than a week? Read all the answers about our Online Course below. Do you have a question that is not on the list? Send us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Do I need to be a native English speaker to follow this course ?
Of course not, I am not either. The course itself is in English. But to make sure you all understand well, there are added English subtitles. To make it even better, we have translated the subtitles in all of the different languages you can think of. Is your native language not yet available? Send us a message, and we'll get right on it :)
How much time should I reserve on a weekly base?
On average we advise to take 2 to 3 months for the course, about 2-3 hours a week depending on how far you want to stimulate your creativity. You can also speed up the process if you have more time available. Take into consideration that each creative process is personal and can be different for everyone.
Do I need to buy any kind of materials for this course?
You will need a few of the basic arts and crafts stuff so that you can properly complete the assignments. You'll be able to re-use these, once you get to the college or university of your dreams. We will provide a list as soon as possible.
I don't have much time, can I run through this course in less than a week?
Well, that is really up to you. There are 20 assignments in the course which range from small assignment (+-2 hours) to large assignments (+- full day). We would advise you to take the time to really think through the things you are going to do. But then again, we don't have any grasp on how creativity comes to you. If you're gonna rush through everything, that is your choice.
I don't know anything about Art or Design, can I still participate ?
Yeah, definitely!! This course is designed especially for you. It sure does help if you have an interest in Art & Design but if you don't, leave it up to us to get you interested!
I'm not looking at applying to an Art & Design school, can I still participate?
Sure, why not? So the entire course is built to get you inspired and geared up with a kick-ass portfolio for your application. But you can also just build a porfolio and get your creativity stimulated using our online course. I would maybe skip some of the courses at the end of chapter 3 where we talk about the application process and writing the application essay. But hey, even then, why not give that a shot too!
I like some of the subjects on your list, but I would like to skip other subjects that really don't interest me, is that okay?
Hey, you are master of your own destiny! If you decide to skip some subjects, it's a free country :) But studies have shown, over and over, that real learning starts when you step outside your comfort zone and that means doing stuff you may not necessarily want to do. Our advice would be to give it all the subjects a try... Maybe you might even surprise yourself and find out you disliked a subject for the wrong reasons...
Do you give any guarantees to get accepted to an Art or Design school of my dreams ?
If you follow the exact steps we tell you to follow then we guarantee a 100% success. If not, Sophie will personally work with you till you get accepted into one of your selected colleges.
What if I don't like the course?
That is absolutely fine as we offer a 30-Day Money-Back guarantee. So, you've got litterally nothing to lose.
Do I need to block specific timings in my calendar to follow this course ?
Absolutely not! This course is meant to be followed on-demand whenever and wherever you want, that's the beauty of it. Follow the course at your own pace and please don't try to rush through it as you would miss the essence of it, which is reflecting and taking the time to really crank up those creativity muscles. Like anything, creativity can take time to blossom.
I have signed up and paid for the course, but the system said I haven't, what can I do?
Well, technology is not always on our side, so just go ahead and send us a message or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with an elaborate description of what seems to be the problem and we will get right on it!
Is this course developed by a specific school or university?
Nope. We are not affiliated to any specific school, we are just passionate about art & design and have attended one of those schools and decided to share our passion for these subjects with others.
I have one specific Art & Design school in mind I want to attend to, will this course help me get in?
So that is an interesting one. For starters, make sure you apply to several schools, do not put all your eggs in one basket! I repeat, apply to many different Art & Design schools, you always always always, need to have a back-up plan. Now, this course will definitely help increase your chances to get in, but we cannot make any guarantees.
Is this course aimed at getting into a specific school or is it useful for all of the different type of Art & Design schools?
We get this question all the time. So, when we designed the course we had a look at many different admission requirements from Art & Design schools all over the world. We then looked at similarities and were able to draw a common baseline of the things needed to get into these schools. You will see that practically every school will need some form of portfolio. This could be anywhere from from 3 to 20 different items you would have to show and most of them will require some type of interview or motivation process. So these are the things we decided to focus on too, isn't that a charming coincidence :)
I just like to be creative and build stuff, is it okay if I participate just for fun?
Yes, Yes and YES!
Do I have to download any videos or is it all streamed online ?
You won't have to download anything except for maybe some PDF's at some point with recaps on the stuff we're teaching, but for the rest, it is all online.
Are all of the assignments to be completed Online or should I make real stuff too ?
Oooh, so for all you people out there: Online is real stuff okay! There is a lot of really nice art and design that is solely based for online viewing and enjoying. But, most of the assignments in this course are supposed to be made Offline. You will be expected to experiment with different materials and use your hands to get stuff going. We will ask you to upload some assignments or at least pictures of it, but it is in no way mandatory.
I would really like to put a link of your website on my website to help others, do you mind?
Go right ahead. We always built this course in order to inspire and help as many aspiring creatives as we can, so the more people know and share this, the better.
How many portfolio items are we going to create in this course ?
Now, that's is a great question! So, this course is all about building your portfolio and creating pieces that you can proudly demonstrate and talk about during your admission. You will be making approximately 20 different items that will all have the potential of being added to your portfolio, that is, if you put in the right amount of effort ;)
What is the difference between www.atelier-nouveau-courses.com and www.ateliernouveau.com
I know it can get confusing or even suspicious! But really, there is no difference! Those are both my website domains that I use for different purposes. IT is nog my strongest point but I will merge both domains at some point when I find the time.
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