At Ashcan we have a few different really effective ways to help your Art Portfolio stand out among thousands of other BFA applicants
There are many great Bachelor of Architecture programs, If you've decided to apply to the top Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Programs you will need a competitive Art Portfolio to apply. One of the best schools to earn a B.Arch degree from is The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union
Drawing a view of your bedroom is a great way to add an interesting observational work to your Art Portfolio, that also says a lot about who you are. Observational Art Portfolio pieces, which are drawings, paintings, mixed media works or sculptures created from looking at real-life places, are considered by most schools to be the most important work to have in your art portfolio. This is because including observational pieces demonstrates a level of mastery of fundamental art skills.
The New York City Digital Arts and Graphic Design Programs are Art and Design High School which offers: Digital Arts, Graphic Design & Animation High School of Fashion Industries offers GraphicDesign and Queens Technical High School also offers a Graphic Arts Program All of Ashcans High school students were accepted into New York City's Digital Arts and Graphic Design High School programs, and these examples are from the Art Portfolios they used to get in.
If you plan to apply to the Art and Design High School: Architectural Design program you’ll need a competitive art portfolio. When Art and Design High School admissions look at your Art Portfolio, what they’re doing is looking for strong candidates for their program. They are looking at your artwork to understand your unique artistic abilities and talents. They are looking for potential, that means how your present skills will grow and develop over the four years you will be spending at their school.
When you are choosing the 12-20 pieces to use for your Art Portfolio the order that you present your work matters a lot. Think of it like a narrative, a book about who you are. The work you choose and the flow from one piece to the next needs to be given a lot of thought. A good rule is to open with your best work, and then the second best, and end with your 3rd and 4th strongest works
If you decide you’d like to pursue an education in Illustration, choose a program that is focused both on the creative aspects, technical skills- the computer programs you’ll need to succeed as well as the business of Illustration. For the best Illustration programs you’ ll need a competitive Art Portfolio to apply. These are the BFA Programs that we like the best:
There are many great B.Arch (bachelors in Architecture) programs, and you want to choose one that is focused both on the discipline of architecture, regarding its history, theory, and techniques, as well as on the profession of architecture itself, in terms of building technology, innovations in design and construction, and professional practice. If you've decided to apply to a competitive B.Arch Programs you will need a competitive Art Portfolio to apply.