Thursday 1st April 2010 by C. Freeman
Art student Katie Mulligan has been offered a place at renowned art college Central St Martins in London. The college, a hotbed of creativity, has spawned notable actors, artists and designers with alumni including James Dyson and Stella McCartney.
Katie had an informal interview and took along samples including portraits, coloured pencil work and photography to show the range of her skills. She has been accepted onto the one-year art foundation course, needing to gain just one A level to secure her place.
Katie has been at Brooke Weston for two years, studying English language and literature, media studies and photography at A Level with a further AS in Art. She said: 'St Martins is regarded as the top art school in the country with many famous people coming out of it and a worldwide reputation with its degree shows. After the foundation course I hope to do a graphic design degree, also at St Martins.
'Ultimately I would like to work as a graphic designer in a creative advertising agency like Fallon. I was shocked when I got on the foundation course as about ten people apply for each place. It was quite interesting to see all the other candidates because you get to secretly scan other people's work; everyone else had really big painterly pieces and massive portfolios and I had a little stack of papers! I try to do realistic traditional pencil portraits when I'm drawing but my photography is more abstract. My biggest influences are pop artists Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi, fashion photographers like Stephen Meisel and Craig McDean and the illustrations of Gabriel Moreno.'