The portfolio is an integral part of your application and is the primary tool that the admissions committee uses to determine an applicant's skill and potential. It is important to make sure that this is the best representation of you as an artist, and of your work up to this point.
Your portfolio should tell your story in a way that makes sense to you, so we have no restrictions or requirements on what should be in your portfolio other than what you believe to be your strongest work.
When preparing your portfolio for submission, it is a good idea to get as much feedback as possible. Ask your art teacher, a trusted friend or your parents—anyone who you trust will give you sound advice on how to improve your portfolio.
One of the best ways to get many different perspectives on your work is to go to a National Portfolio Day event. National Portfolio Days take place all across the country and are a chance for you to meet with recruiters and counselors from many different art schools—including us!
Once you feel confident in your portfolio, you are ready to submit. Here are the guidelines for submitting your portfolio:
- All students are required to submit a portfolio of 10-15 completed works of art.
- The included work should be a reflection of your best and most recent work.
- If possible, the work submitted in your portfolio should be related to your area of interest.