We've put together a film where we've outlined three mistakes we've seen over and over in student portfolios and what you can do to fix them.
In this video we chose 15 Self Portraits to help inspire you while you’re working on your art portfolio. Each student was accepted in to at least one of the top art programs, usually all, and most with scholarships!
Here are a few examples from Erica's Art Portfolio that got her into four of the top Art programs in the country- RISD, Carnegie Mellon, University of Southern California and Ringling.
We hope that this collection of student Animated film excerpts, inspire YOU to try to make an Animated film for your art portfolio!
While you're safe at home, do these three exercises in your sketchbook and see how your drawing skills improve.
Drawing in your sketchbook at home can be therapeutic and if you do it every day or every other day, you'll see your drawing skills improve really quickly. And if your sketchbook is done well, you can take a video of a sketchbook flip through to include in your Art Portfolio.
Decide to win, shift your mindset from negative to positive by promising yourself that you will be in better off after this. And then take steps each day to improve.
Most students try really really hard to make their Self Portrait look like a photograph- but Art School Admissions Counselors really love the more unusual and expressive Self Portraits!!
There are some things you can do to make your Art Portfolio really stand out to Art School Admissions counselors
Aida's portfolio got her in to a very competitive BFA program. In this video she discusses the work she made that got her in
portfolio tip: research different periods in art history and mix them- like this Ashcan student mixed Art Deco, a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War, and the Renaissance style painting The Birth of Venus by the Italian artist Sandro Botticelli, made in the mid 1480s