Portfolio Review Requirements
Art, Art Education, and Design Portfolio Review Dates and Requirements
Students interested in pursuing Art Education, Applied Digital Arts, Communication Design, or Studio Art require both an application to the University and the successful completion of an Online Portfolio Review through SlideRoom.
ONLINE PORTFOLIO REVIEW
Portfolios for first-year students can be submitted online using SlideRoom. Requirements for submitting work are outlined above and are the same requirements for in-person Portfolio Reviews. There is a fee of $10 to upload a portfolio to SlideRoom.
Portfolio Prep Workshop
November, 4, 2020 | 12:00pm | Portfolio Prep Workshop
October 4, October 24, November 1 | National Portfolio Day, Philadelphia
NUMBER OF PIECES: 10-15
SUGGESTIONS OF WHAT TO INCLUDE
- Two-Dimensional Design: Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Illustrations (traditional or digital), and Graphic Design. Works can range from observational to abstract and should demonstrate your understanding of composition, color, tonal value, shape, line, and texture, etc.
- Three-Dimensional Design: Sculpture, Ceramics, Metals, Jewelry, Woodworking, Mixed Media, Installation Pieces, Assemblage. For three-dimensional work provide at least 2 views per piece.
- Digital & Time-Based Work: Animations, Motion Graphics, Creative Video, Video Games, Film, Websites, etc. Keep your submission to 10 minutes or less for all pieces combined; you may submit excerpts for longer pieces. You can upload items to Slideroom (500 MB limit per file) or supply links to public channels on YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
SUGGESTED BUT NOT REQUIRED
- Observational Drawings
- Sketches/Sketchbooks– Concepts, Journals, Sketches, Experimentation with Techniques
Select: Include only your strongest, most recent work. Showcase problem solving, decision-making, and originality of ideas.
Document: For large scale or three-dimensional work, make close-up, focused, high-resolution, well-lit submissions shots showing the entire piece. Crop the image to remove distracting backgrounds or frames and make sure the shot is straight.
For three–dimensional work, photograph with a neutral background (white, black, grey) and show at least two views of the work. You may combine two views of the work in a single slide.
The simplest way to get the best lighting is to use daylight. Do not use a flash. The best type is indirect daylight; avoid photographing in direct sunlight. Indirect light can be achieved by photographing in a room with large windows or outside in the shadow of a building. Avoid photographing late in the day when the sun is low.
Organize: Develop an order to your presentation that makes sense and has a logical flow.