Digital Portfolio Requirements

A digital portfolio of your work is required to be uploaded to your application at the time of your Visual Arts interview. Prepare the following for your portfolio presentation:

  • 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.
  • Work will be presented digitally during a zoom interview with Visual Arts Faculty. Work should adhere to the following standards:
    • Work should be formatted for highest quality - 6MB largest file size accepted.
    • Work should be cropped to only the image, no backgrounds or distracting elements that are not relevant to the work being viewed.
    • Work should also be well documented and edited for correct color.
    • Work should be submitted as individual jpegs only, no PDFs or slideshows or websites will be accepted.
    • Portfolios should be available on the device you are interviewing on, applicants will select one work to critique during the interview process.

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.