Art & Design Portfolio Preparation

Courses At Atölye20;

Our goal in study abroad portfolio preparation courses is to enable students to convey their vision accurately and prepare the desired project without being hindered by material constraints. We create a personalized training program for students participating in the program, taking into account their goals and the requirements of the university they will apply to. For example, for a student interested in the fashion design department, we start with basic topics such as fundamental drawing, perspective, and color, and then proceed with fashion technical drawing. For those interested in graphic design, we start with basic topics and progress with digital-focused drawing. In the project stage, we help the student bring the imagined and designed project to life with the necessary materials. In the project stage, our difference lies in being able to create models with the help of expert instructors in areas such as clay, printmaking, metal, and concrete. We also have various opportunities for students, from Adobe programs to creating videos and visuals in a computer environment.

After preparing the project, we support our students in digital areas such as preparing a project in digital media and creating a presentation file.

Who Is Portfolio Preparation For?

It is aimed at students desiring to study undergraduate and master’s degrees in departments such as fine arts, sculpture, graphic design, textile and fashion design, interior architecture, architecture, and industrial product design abroad. In addition, studies are also carried out for departments in Turkey that require a portfolio. Portfolio preparation courses can be attended from the 1st year of high school for undergraduate studies and by university students for master’s and postgraduate studies.

What Should Be Considered in Portfolio Preparation?

The project chosen by the student should align with the school and department they are applying to. For instance, if a student is applying to the industrial design department, bringing their own designed technical drawings to life enhances the chance of gaining admission with a scholarship. Similarly, for interior design, besides space drawings, creating models increases the likelihood of both acceptance and scholarship grants.

How Is the Portfolio Prepared?

The project chosen by the student should be compatible with the school and department he/she will apply to. For example, if a student is going to apply to the industrial design department, designing his/her own technical drawings with the technical drawings he/she designed increases the chance of being accepted to the school with a scholarship, Or if it is an interior architecture department, making space drawings in addition to spatial drawings increases the chance of getting a scholarship as well as getting accepted to the school.

What Is the Difference of Atölye20 Portfolio Preparation Course?

The Sculpture, Iron, Wood and Concrete, and Printmaking workshops within the Atölye20 Cultural Arts community also provide support for students preparing portfolios during the project creation stage. Creating a professional model with various materials allows the student to reflect on their project as envisioned and increases the chance of gaining admission with a scholarship to the desired department.

Language of Instruction: Turkish, German, English, Farsi

Instructors: Deniz Coşkun, Atilla Saban, Almıla Karay

Our workshop is held on weekends between 11:00 – 17:00. You can contact us to participate in workshop courses.

Deniz Coşkun

Deniz Coşkun was born in Istanbul in 1978. He graduated from Tarsus American College in 1996 and later obtained her degree in Industrial Product Design from Mimar Sinan University in 2003. Before she founded his own company in 2003, she worked for various domestic and international firms, specializing in 3D modeling, character design, and animations.

Until 2016, she developed and implemented projects in the field of digital media at her own companies, Ka-BUM! Visual Arts and RENDERPARK. In 2016, she, along with Sevgi Karay, established Atölye20 Meeting Point, where they work on developing and executing projects in the field of culture and art.

In 2017, with Almıla Karay and Can Duru joining her, Deniz Coşkun initiated the Gezici Atölye Project. Traveling along the coastal areas of Turkey in a caravan, she organized free design workshops for children and young people.

At Atölye20, Deniz Coşkun focuses on developing design workshops for children and conducts material research and application methods for adults.


Born in 1997 in Istanbul, Atilla Saban completed his high school education at Aydın Doğan Fine Arts High School. Following that, he pursued his education at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Sculpture, between 2016 and 2021. After holding his first solo exhibition at Karlan & Dein Art Gallery in 2017, he prepared for various group exhibitions. While continuing his academic education, he worked as an assistant to the painter Mahir Güven and provided education to students there. In addition to this process, he collaborated with various artists such as Selahattin Aydın, Süleyman Çağlayan, Yusuf Ziya Aygen, Oğuz Ege. Currently, he continues his work at Atölye20  Culture and Art Meeting Point.

Almıla Karay

Born in Istanbul in 2001, Almıla Karay graduated from Açı High School in 2020. She received drawing education from Mahir Güven and Atilla Saban. Having secured first place in the talent exam, she continues her education at the Department of Sculpture at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts., She works under the mentorship of Deniz Coşkun, Sevgi, and Hayri Karay within Atölye20. She serves as the Web Manager and Drawing Instructor at Atölye20 while pursuing her art projects at the same studio.


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