If you’re applying for a competitive Fashion Design program like the ones offered at Pratt, Parsons, Cornell, OTIS and Central St Martins you’ll need a great portfolio to get in, and it’s important that you know each school's requirements, because they’re a little different.
THE PARSONS CHALLENGE - Part of the application requirements for Parsons is the Parsons Challenge- where you have to create a new visual work inspired by the theme within a piece submitted in your portfolio. One Ashcan student made this work for the Parsons Challenge she titled “The Room”, a sculptural installation that she lit [...]
Landscape and Still Life paintings or drawings are important to have in your art portfolio, but they don't have to be straight forward. You can show your originality and your own style and interests like here- where she's using a consistent color palette throughout her portfolio, and adding elements that are surreal/abstracted, also consistent with the [...]
The sooner you get started on your portfolio the better. Most schools require 10-15 pieces for your portfolio, so you should shoot to make 20 + so you can pick the best of the best to submit to admissions. Generally Admissions at the Top Art Schools want to see originality and skill in each piece. [...]
If you need help with your portfolio- we'll help you find what you're best at...and then you'll find yourself making artwork worthy of the TOP ART SCHOOLS! YOU CAN Go from- "I need help with my portfolio!" to- "I'm making ART that's worthy of the TOP ART SCHOOLS!" Local students, and students from all parts [...]
The competition to get into the top art schools gets tougher and tougher each year, as student portfolios become more and more advanced. Are You Ready? The Ashcan Summer Arts & Design Programs will prepare you for the school of your dreams & a successful career in the Arts. Visual Arts Portfolio Preparation classes are [...]