Ivy League Accepted!

Congratulations Hayoon C! She was just accepted to the very competitive Cornell University- an Ivy League university in Ithaca, New York for Fine Art.

Here are some examples from the outstanding portfolio she made here at Ashcan Studio 

Cornell University BFA Portfolio Guidelines

Applicants must submit their portfolios online at Cornell AAP SlideRoom.

The portfolio should consist of high-quality images of 18–20 pieces of work.

The media of the work represented is optional, but it is to the advantage of the applicant to include work representing several of (but not necessarily limited to) the following media: drawing, digital media, painting, photography, print media, and sculpture/installation.

Applicants should choose those media that best reflect their highest level of conceptual and technical development.

Portfolio Examples for Cornell University

The Cornell University admissions committee likes to see a selection of work that has made been made both independently and in school, and that reflects the applicant’s creative interests at this point.

Step-by-step instructions for portfolio submission are available online at Cornell AAP SlideRoom.

Portfolio Example for Cornell University

Undergraduate Art Program 

Cornell University’s B.F.A. curriculum is for students who see themselves as both artists and scholars. It combines the intensive studio culture of the art department with enhanced access to electives in all areas of the university.

By focusing on interdisciplinary relationships, the department aims to produce a community of artists who will participate in the world as artistic and intellectual leaders.

The two academic components of B.F.A. program consists of the art-specific component taught within the department (64 credits) and the elective component drawn from the university at large (56 credits). The art component consists of seminars and core studio courses in:

  • Digital media
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Print media
  • Sculpture
  • And a wide range of special topics.

The elective component comprises art history requirements and First-Year Writing Seminars plus a full range of elective classes selected by the student with an advisor’s input. This latter component offers students a truly unique degree of freedom in integrating ideas, interests, and skills into an artistic practice that is critically, intellectually, and materially advanced.

Portfolio Example for Cornell University

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