For most schools, making an art portfolio to apply to a BFA Animation or Computer Art program, is different from other majors.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Our Secret to 100% ACCEPTANCE (into one or more of your top schools) is that we make sure our students follow these rules: Use conventional materials in innovative ways Use unconventional materials in innovative ways Be Yourself Have Fun! Know that you are a uniquely creative and talented student who will be very successful (if [...]
Thomas's Portfolio got him into Cornell University AND Cooper Union! Because he committed to making a a cohesive series of artworks using conventional and unconventional material in innovative ways. This is important because your portfolio of artwork is evidence of your artistic skills and concepts. A good portfolio is an indication to schools admissions counselors [...]