The open house is your chance to bring your actual artwork to be reviewed by our faculty as part of the admission process (versus submitting a digital portfolio).
Presentation of your work is important. Work does not need to be mounted or matted. However, the care and attention you demonstrate can play an important part in a review. You can buy a portfolio case at any art store to protect your work. Since many portfolios are similar in appearance, please clearly label the outside of your portfolio with your name.
Decide what you want to include in your portfolio. You should bring 10 to 15 works of art to this event. We encourage sketchbooks. Work can come from classroom assignments, sketchbooks, workshops, pre-college programs, or work done "on your own" outside the classroom. We recommend you bring at least three drawings from direct observation as part of your portfolio.
Bring your own laptop computer to showcase any digital media at this event. This includes digital video, computer animation, interactive art, and web-based projects. Be sure the work is in a finished format and limit any video clips to two to three minutes. Make sure your artworks can be viewed on your device in advance of the open house. Also, make sure your device batteries are charged and ready to go. Bring appropriate charging cords just in case.