Portfolio Requirements

An original portfolio of your work is required at the time of your Visual Arts interview. Portfolio reviews occur in person and physical artwork is required unless pieces are too large to be transported. In such a case proper photographic documentation is recommended.

  • Present 10-20 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.

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.