Art Portfolio Prep for NYC Young Artists: Preparing to Apply to Specialized Art High Schools or BFA Programs

Art Portfolio Prep for NYC Young Artists: Preparing to Apply to Specialized Art High Schools or BFA Programs

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.

How can you make your portfolio more unified?

Ashcan Studio Student Work Portfolio Tip: In your portfolio each piece should enhance the work around it, and there should be a clear common thread throughout the portfolio. Whether it’s obvious or subtle, all of the pieces should have a common theme. Ashcan Studio Portfolio Prep Program This Ashcan student made three strong portfolio pieces [...]

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

If you think you need a little guidance on your portfolio you’re not alone…..

If you think you need a little guidance on your portfolio you’re not alone…..

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. [...]