Submit 7-10 pieces of your best work. All work submitted must be original (not AI-generated). Portfolios will be reviewed on the basis of pictorial composition, storytelling, creativity/originality of ideas, drawing and design ability, a sense for the use of materials, and attention to detail.
Since drawing is the foundation of many disciplines within the College of Art and Design, our BFA programs in Illustration, Medical Illustration, Painting and Printmaking (Studio Arts BFA options) strongly recommend that applicants include drawings from direct observation. The drawings should be created with traditional materials such as pencil, graphite, charcoal, ink, etc. Examples should include drawings from direct observation such as:
- figures, hands, feet (drawn from life, not copied from photographs, comics, anime or fantasy)
- still life drawings including objects from nature
- perspective drawings (2-point and 3-point perspective drawings)
Other work could include 2D work, painting, photographs, digital art, sculptures made from any materials, fiber and mixed media work All submitted work MUST be clearly labeled in Slate. Add details such as title, medium, and description for all uploaded examples. For descriptions, include details such as assignments or theme (if any), thought process, role(s) such as director, writer, editor, and any exhibition/award notations.