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
Animation students must love to draw, have strong attention to detail, be able to depict movement, create appealing characters and believable environments. The BFA Animation programs we chose as our top 5 exceed excellence in educating aspiring Animators, and animation studios are more likely to choose a candidate who has graduated from one of these schools. These are what we feel are the top animation programs:
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.
In this video we took a few pieces from an Ashcan Studio student, Angelo’s art portfolio to inspire you as you’re making your own art portfolio. Angelo who was accepted into the Illustration programs at the top art schools Pratt Institute, The School of Visual Arts and The Rhode Island School of Design.
The landscapes you make should express a mood, a narrative, a social statement, or anything you’d like for your artwork to communicate. In this video we chose some Ashcan Studio student work from our Portfolio Prep Program where they depict wide open natural spaces, and sometimes architectural features in perspective in a variety of ways with a variety of mediums.