All students applying for admission to the undergraduate programs in the School of Art must submit a portfolio containing 10-15 original works of art for regular admission and scholarship consideration.
Artwork in the portfolio should represent the student's current creative and technical abilities. When selecting pieces for your portfolio in addition to subject matter, consider technique, concept, design, composition, and works that demonstrate creative problem solving. For high school students, this generally means work completed in their junior or senior years. Learn more about how to create and submit your digital portfolio.
What should be in a portfolio?
If you have taken a number of art courses, a variety of media should be represented. Pick your best work. Selections can come from classroom assignments, sketchbooks, workshops, pre-college programs, or work done "on your own" outside the classroom. When choosing pieces for your portfolio, consider subject matter as well as technique, concept, design, composition, and works that demonstrate creative problem solving.
All artwork must be original. Copies of published works are unacceptable. Primary consideration will be given to originality and creativity.
Include the following in your portfolio:
Additional areas that may be included:
What NOT to include in your portfolio:
Learn more about applying for admission to our art programs.
For more information, contact Barbara Giorgio.
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