For most schools, making an art portfolio to apply to a BFA Animation or Computer Art program, is different from other majors.
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 student Alice's outstanding portfolio got her into Art Center, SVA and RISD's Illustration Programs! Here's some portfolio examples of Alice's work: Ashcan Studio’s students produce 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. [...]