Portfolio Requirements

An original portfolio of your work is required at the time of your Visual Arts interview. Prepare the following for your portfolio presentation:

  • Present at least 20 examples of work.
  • Examples of work should include drawing and may also include: graphic design, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, or any medium of choice including sketchbooks.
  • Do not bring DVDs, videos, PowerPoint or other digital media that needs to be viewed on a computer or other electronic device.
  • All digital media must be represented by high quality, black and-white or color prints (8" x 10" or larger).
  • In addition to bringing actual artwork, you may supplement your portfolio with high resolution photographic documentation of large sculptural pieces, murals, temporary projects not easily transported, and/or pieces no longer in your possession.

It is suggested you show a diversity of media (drawing, painting, photography, sketchbooks, sculpture, design, etc.), a diversity of subject matter (observational, abstract and nonobjective works), work that demonstrates your level of craftsmanship and formal considerations, and work that exhibits your individual voice. Be prepared to have conversations about the relationship of form and content in group critiques.

Not all applicants have formal training or are accustomed to having their work critiqued. This is perfectly fine. We ask you demonstrate the desire for serious discourse and a passion for artistic engagement.

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