Format’s Student Program
To help the next generation of photographers, artists, designers and creatives in their journey, Format has started a student outreach program, not only to make our platform financially accessible for students, but also, to provide them with educational resources and insider professional practice tips, to help them flourish in their desired professions.
On this page, students and educators will find resources to help them build an online portfolio, as well as broader skills like: professional writing, marketing and selling your work online.
Format is giving the gift of a 1 year trial to students.
To Help students on their journey to success in their chosen professions, Format is offering 1 year free with special discount codes. To request a 1 year student free trial click here.
Video guides with tips and tricks from Format Experts and Industry Leaders
Choose a Theme Based on your Desired Profession
Professional Writing for your Website
Design Do’s & Dont’s
Welcome to Format: Intro to Format User Interface
Intro to Design Editor
Intro to Workflow
Tips and Tricks for Fine Artists
Tips and Tricks for Design Sites
For Educators & Institutions
Format works with Educators and institutional partners, not only with free access to the Format platform for students and faculty, but also to arm institutions with free professional practice content to support the curriculum of your department.
Institutions are also eligible for a free live webinar with a Format Expert.
To get more information about Format’s Educational Outreach program, webinars, and more click here.
“Format is a tremendous partner in how they contribute to the ways emerging artists and designers can share their talents. They provide OCAD University students with access to an easy-to-use, professional-grade platform which not only enhances the online profile of an individual’s creative practice, but also measurably improves employment outcomes and other important markers of career success.”
Zev Farber, Director, RBC Center for Emerging
Artists & Designers
“Those [students] who do use Format love it and seem also to be the ones who have a successful career after graduation. Many don’t get past a curated Instagram page, which although important, doesn’t give a good foundation platform for running a business.”
Billy Blue College of Design
Peter Collie, Photo Imaging Lecturer, Billy Blue
College of Design, Torren University, AUS
“I’ve been using Format for almost five years to grow my creative practice, and their easy-to-use website creation platform has supported my transition from student to professional. I can easily upload projects to my site hassle free! I love the customisation options available, which enable me to communicate my brand and offering to clients and keep things consistent across print and digital. I guest lecture at universities and have recommended Format to current students looking to present their portfolios professionally.”
Nathan Ward Paper Artist/Designer
Rita Kuhlmann Photographer
Jaz Graf Artist
Frequently Asked Questions
Join the Community
Terms & Conditions: Promotional price for students – you will be billed $0 for a Pro Plus Annual Portfolio Plan upon sign up, and pending verification, you will be sent a discount code to be applied at checkout. In order to redeem this offer, you must start a free trial account on Format.com using your institutional email address. You then apply the code at checkout to redeem your free year. You will be billed $0 for a Pro Plus Annual Portfolio Plan. This offer is open to full-time students aged 18 or older, studying photography, art, and design (or another creative discipline requiring a portfolio), through a high school program, community college, college or university, or a continuing educational course or program, or online course. Format reserves the right to disqualify participants who do not meet those criteria. If the account is not active in a six month period, Format reserves the right to close the account. Offer may not be assigned, exchanged, sold, transferred or combined with any other discount or offer, or redeemed for cash or other goods and services. This pricing is subject to change without notice. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. This offer is valid until May 30, 2023 or until 4,000 free accounts are claimed. Format has the unlimited right to alter, extend, eliminate or discontinue this offer and/or program in its’ sole discretion. All of the terms and conditions https://www.format.com/terms_of_service which apply to use of the Format platform will apply to this program.
Terms and Conditions for the OCADU + Format Career Launcher Prize 2023