When applying to a college with an art major, what would make an appealing portfolio?
I want to go to a college with a major along the art subject, but I don't actually know what kind of art would colleges be looking for (whether the work should be realistic or not). I would like some tips to help me build up my portfolio, although there could be some colleges that don't require one. #college #art #application #portfolios
Great question. Most schools (city, state, and universities) don't require a portfolio in order to enter the school. They will actually help you build yours as you attend. For private schools, that's another animal. They might want to see your work, to see how your compare to other potential schools. I agree with Angela, show your best work, whatever that might be. I have friends that love photography, so they show their photography work. Drawing, they show their sketches and illustrations. The best thing you can do, if you don't have anything yet, is to pick up a drawing book and start sketching. Or go to tutorial sites like psdtuts.com.
Good luck, Vivian
The rule of thumb is to show your best work. The good news is it doesn't have to be perfect, as schools/colleges want to guide you...if you're already perfect, thete's nothing to teach you!
Of course, you are talented in your originality! And colleges love talented and original artists.