What to Know Prior to Art School Enrollment

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What to Know Prior to Art School Enrollment

It doesn’t matter if you’re focused on graphic design, the fine arts, or architectural design. Chances are that your goals involve the enrollment and impact of art school, which is understandable given the type of education you can benefit from. Of course, it’s not enough to simply pick a random school from the Internet and leave it at that. There’s … Read More

What to Ask Before Attending Art School

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Education has several levels, some of which are easier to attain than others. After high school is done, many young men and women will take it upon themselves to enter college, which is a tremendous endeavor to say the least. This type of education matters, especially later on in life, and one has to weigh the options that they have. … Read More

5 Reasons to Enroll in Summer Art Courses

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On the surface, attending college during the summer doesn’t sound like the most entertaining concept. After all, classes held during this period seem to take away from vacation time that students might have been inclined to take. Even though this concern exists, in certain cases, this does not change the fact that there are just as many benefits to be … Read More

How Come High School Students Enroll in Art College?

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How Come High School Students Enroll in Art College?

The more that men and women learn, as they grow up, the more that their interests are molded. This goes without saying but what makes this even more interesting is how those very interests play into education. Specifically, it wouldn’t be out of the question to think that those very individuals could go to art school. In fact, for many … Read More

Interview with Mr. Kenneth Young, Director of Admissions

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California Institute of the Arts When selecting prospective students, what factors are considered by your admissions staff? (e.g. grades, portfolio, class rank, etc.) Admission is based totally on talent. We need to see a portfolio of recent work. Test scores, GPA and class rank are not considered. What do you look for in a prospective student’s portfolio? Personal work, generally … Read More

Interview with Ms. Katharine E. Willman, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid/Registrar

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Cranbrook Academy of Art When selecting prospective students, what factors are considered by your admissions staff? (e.g. grades, portfolio, class rank, etc.) At the Academy of Art, selections are not made by the staff. Admission for each of our ten disciplines is made by one person, the Artist-in-Residence in each area. Admission is competitive based upon the portfolio (perhaps 85% … Read More

Interview with Ms. Lydia Thompson, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies

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Virginia Commonwealth University When selecting prospective students, what factors are considered by your admissions staff? (e.g. grades, portfolio, class rank, etc.) We consider the following: Overall grade point average SAT/ACT, TOFEL scores Most importantly, the portfolio We also look at the profile of the high school of where the applicant is attending. What do you look for in a prospective … Read More

Navigating the Art School Admissions Process

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Getting into any college is challenging. Applying to most professional schools of art and design is even more challenging because it requires something most other colleges do not, a portfolio. At Otis College of Art and Design we look at the four P’s; Passion, Preparation, Portfolio, and Potential before making an admissions decision. Passion Are you passionate about making art? … Read More

Interview with Ms. Carole Schaffer, Associate Dean

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Parsons School of Design When selecting prospective students, what factors are considered by your admissions staff? (e.g. grades, portfolio, class rank, etc.) Potential to succeed as demonstrated in the home exam and portfolio. High School grades and test scores. What do you look for in a prospective student’s portfolio? Originality, creativity, problem-solving, a variety of media, conceptual thinking and observational … Read More

Admissions Interview with Ms. Sheri McKenzie, Vice President of Enrollment Services

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California College of the Arts When selecting prospective students, what factors are considered by your admissions staff? (e.g. grades, portfolio, class rank, etc.) CCA takes an individualized approach to the admissions process. Applications are reviewed on the basis of a balanced picture that includes academic achievement (grades), creative ability (portfolio), and artistic and professional career goals (essay and interview). Specifically … Read More