The last post discussed the science prerequisites to the program and why they’re important. Now it’s time to begin looking at the Admissions process, the Art Portfolio and Applicant Profile, and what the faculty look for in sample artwork from each category.
The faculty invite you to share examples of your art from the five portfolio categories: General Drawing, Figure Drawing, Color Media, Graphic Design, and Digital Media. You’re allowed up to 20 pieces of art with up to 4 detail images. For a discussion on detail slides, take a look at this blog post. For a discussion on what to include and what to avoid, take a look at this blog post.
We use a SlideRoom website to share the portfolio art with the faculty on our Admissions Committee. The website is user-friendly, and the excellent support staff at SlideRoom are very helpful with technical questions about their site, types and size of files, etc.
Our program upload period runs from November 1st to January 15th. All portfolios should be submitted by January 15th to be considered by the faculty for matriculation in early August of the same year. The website allows applicants to make progress, save, and return later to edit and add to their portfolios and applicant profiles.
Included with the art submission, there is a short “Applicant Profile.” This questionnaire introduces you to the admissions faculty by sharing your academic history, how you’ve completed the science prerequisites, and about any art training you’ve had.
There is also an opportunity to upload one document file. This might include your resume, an unofficial transcript, and/or other relevant documents. A .pdf file is the best format for documents. While optional, this can add information that otherwise might be missing (course load/semester, working and attending class at same time, courses you missed listing, etc.).
Here’s a link to our SlideRoom portfolio upload website:
Okay, that’s it for today. I’ll be posting again soon with more general information about the portfolio and about each portfolio category. In the meantime, be certain to take a look at our Sample Portfolio.
Have a great week,
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