So you are thinking about studying art in college or university, but you’re looking for that final push to transform your portfolio from good to great! You may think that you can wait until you get back to school and work with your teachers to create your body of work, but you’d be missing an incredible opportunity.
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"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." This is just a fancy way of saying, “don’t yuk my yum.” And this is just a confusing way of saying everything can be meaningful to somebody else. Art is a way to express yourself, and whether you take art classes at our Enrichment or Xploration programs or you are interested in more intense art programs for high schoolers like the Art: Summer At Penn program, that is exactly what you do.
Over the past five years, professionals in the architectural industry have seen interdisciplinary collaboration and integrated practice become more popular which has changed the landscape in architectural education recently.
Many artistic professionals will tell you how difficult it is to get work seen, noticed, bought and sold. An artist might have their work showcased at a gallery in hopes for their big break of being seen or noticed or even having their work bought. Now a hopeful artist can create a Pinterest account with a board of all their work and even attach a price tag to it if someone is interested in buying. Or one can post their work whether it’s digital or not on Instagram and by using hashtags can attract all different audiences and target people to become loyal customers and fans of his or her future work.
When thinking about creating your art portfolio for college, there are a lot of things to consider. Which pieces should you include? How many mediums are appropriate? How many pieces are enough? There is a lot to decide on, but if you start early, take your time, and ask for some guidance from teachers and counselors, you should be able to create a stunning portfolio that is sure to impress an art school.
- Research schools. Every art program is looking for different criteria when accepting portfolios. Research the schools you want to go to and make sure you have what they are looking for. It might not be as simple as creating one portfolio and sending it to several schools in the same exact format. Some want pictures or your work, some want originals, some ask you to complete a specific piece. Find out what each school is looking for and make sure you tailor your portfolio to each school.
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