Portfolio Tip

Portfolio Tip

#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

Need Help?

Need Help?

At Ashcan we can help you prepare for the RISD Assignment The Assignment Choose one of the following three prompt options and create two responses using any medium you prefer (no restrictions). We consider this assignment to be as much about process as presentation and encourage you to consider your submissions as exercises in experimental [...]

RISD Undergrad Majors & Portfolio Requirements

RISD Undergrad Majors & Portfolio Requirements

RISD BFA DEGREES Apparel Design Architecture  Ceramics Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graphic Design Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture  Textiles Portfolio Requirements & Home Test Your portfolio should show a selection of 12–20 examples of your best recent artwork. We suggest [...]

Get Ready for Art School HOME TESTS!

HOME TESTS for BFA Admissions   PARSONS PARSONS HOME TEST “THE PARSONS CHALLENGE” PARSONS CHALLENGE INSTRUCTIONS All BFA, BBA, BS, and BA/BFA program applicants must complete the Parsons Challenge and submit it to the Admission Committee. Submissions for the Parsons Challenge are accepted through SlideRoom only.   The Challenge: Explore something usually overlooked within your daily environment. Choose one object, [...]

A film students journey from Ashcan to RISD to NYU

Julia S. is an Ashcan graduate who got one acceptance letter after the next when she applied to art schools, including The University of Southern California, RISD (where she did her first year), The University of Michigan and Pratt and Carnegie Mellon ART- both with an impressive scholarship award. Now she's at NYU where she's majoring [...]

Art Portfolio examples by Jamie

Jamie began at Ashcan Studio when she was a high school student at Laguardia High School. She was a student at Ashcan for over 2 years, taking our pre college portfolio program on Saturdays, and then three to five times a week during the summer and school breaks. Her outstanding portfolio gained her admissions in [...]

Ashcan students finishing up portfolios

Many of our students are now finishing their portfolios to apply to art school- each day getting up early to be at the studio as soon as it opens.  With help from our instructors they'll be able to submit a portfolio that will stand out to admissions counselors. The Directors at Ashcan know the requirements [...]

Home Tests- RISD

Ashcan RISD HOME TEST examples A home test is a test required by some art schools as part of the application process. RISD asks students to complete a series of specific artworks at home to submit to admissions for evaluation. RISD is a very competitive school. To gain admissions you must put a lot of [...]

Graduate Admissions contact information

Here is a list of admissions email, phone & addresses for the schools we contact the most Graduate A Art Center College of Design Admissions Office, Art Center College of Design, 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103, 626.396.2373 admissions@artcenter.edu Ashcan Student work for MFA Admissions by Yeonji  B C California Institute of the Arts California [...]

Undergraduate Admissions contact information

Here is a list of addresses, phone numbers and emails for the schools we contact the most: Undergraduate A Art Center College of Design Admissions Office, Art Center College of Design, 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103, 626.396.2373 admissions@artcenter.edu B Bard College Campus Road PO Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson NY 12504-5000 845-758-7472 admission@bard.edu - Boston College [...]