There are a lot of different careers in the arts, including Toy Design, Product Design, and Industrial Design. You can major in Toy Design at The Fashion Institute of Technology and OTIS, 3-D Design at The School of Visual Arts, and Industrial Design or Product Design at Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, Carnegie [...]
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.
Allen's Art Portfolio helped him successfully apply to SIX of the top Architecture programs in the country- see a few examples from the Art Portfolio that got him in to these top Architecture Programs.
For most schools, making an art portfolio to apply to a BFA Animation or Computer Art program, is different from other majors.
No matter how talented you are, taking Portfolio Preparation classes will put you on a whole different level, giving you a great advantage over other applicants. So not only will you get in to the best programs, like most of our students you'll be on track to being awarded large scholarships.
#portfoliotip Admissions counselors love to see your creative process, in some cases in your portfolio, it’s good to add sketches and images of the steps it took to get to the final piece you can find other portfolio tips on our instagram page @ashcanstudio
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. [...]
Ashcan students sincerely talk about being scared their work isn't good enough, how to stay dedicated to making their art portfolios and some advice if you're struggling with your art school application. Alan ended up getting in to Cornell University, Cooper Union, Syracuse University, USC, SCI- Arc, RISD and PRATT for Architecture Daniela got in [...]
Nothing shines through like loving what you do. So while there are certain things you need for a complete portfolio like still lifes, portraits , self portraits... you can make them much more appeaing to Pratt admissions if it looks like you enjoyed making it!