Admissions Interview with Ms. Wendy Dignan, Director of Graduate Academic Services

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at University of Michigan School of Art & Design When selecting prospective students, what factors are considered by your admissions staff? (e.g. grades, portfolio, class rank, etc.) For graduate admission, we consider the portfolio, letters of recommendation, grades and personal statement. What do you look for in a prospective student’s portfolio? We look for a strong sense of personal direction … Read More

Admissions Interview with Ms. Kendra E. Dane, Executive Director of Admissions and Marketing

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago When selecting prospective students, what factors are considered by your admissions staff? (e.g. grades, portfolio, class rank, etc.) SAIC seeks students who have a strong interest in pushing themselves and the boundaries of their work. We are interested in individuals who demonstrate artistic and creative potential, as well as eagerness and a … Read More

Interview with Carmina Cianciulli, Assistant Dean for Admissions

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Temple University’s Tyler School of Art When selecting prospective students, what factors are considered by your admissions staff? (e.g. grades, portfolio, class rank, etc.) Students must meet both the academic requirements for admission (1000+ SATs, class rank top 50%,2.5 gpa in all subjects) as well as the portfolio requirements. What do you look for in a prospective student’s portfolio? Specifically, … Read More

Admissions Interview with Mr. Kavin Buck, Enrollment and Outreach Director

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University of California, Los Angeles When selecting prospective students, what factors are considered by your admissions staff? (e.g. grades, portfolio, class rank, etc.) The admissions staff considers each prospective students’ portfolio, essay and questionnaire (reviewed by a faculty committee). The applicant must also meet the University of California minimum academic requirements. What do you look for in a prospective student’s … Read More

How to Get Into America’s Best Art Schools

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for Students Seeking a Bachelor’s or Master’s in the Visual Arts Yes, getting into to the Best Art Schools in America takes a lot of artistic talent. But in a series of exclusive interviews with ArtSchools.com, leaders from 14 of the top art schools in America unanimously agree that there is much more to it. Successful candidates must be “motivated,” … Read More

Interview with Judy Aaron, Admissions & Vice President for Enrollment

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Admissions Perspectives from the Vice-President for Enrollment at Pratt Institute When selecting prospective students, what factors are considered by your admissions staff? (e.g. grades, portfolio, class rank, etc.) Academic ability as judged by high school grade-point-average, SAT or ACT scores, visual talent and skill as evidenced by the portfolio, good writing skills, and a passion for the arts. What do … Read More

Applying to Art Schools

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Generally, admission into higher education in the United States is based on high school grades, college admissions tests such as the ACT and the SAT, letters of recommendation, and an application completed by the student. But when applying to study art, a portfolio is often required in addition to the normal admissions process. If your intended school is a member … Read More

Art & Design Majors and Programs

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Art & Design Majors and Programs

3D Design   |   Advertising   |   Airbrush   |   Animation   |   Apparel Design   |   Architecture   |   Art Administration   |   Art Criticism   |   Art Direction   |   Art Education   |   Art History   |   Art Therapy   |   Art-General   |   … Read More

Preparing Your Portfolio for College Admissions

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Preparing Your Portfolio for College Admissions

Making the choice to major in the visual arts for some students can be a tough decision. Not only do you have to go through the academic admissions requirements, but you also have the added pressure of submitting a portfolio of your creative work. For most university art programs and private art schools, your portfolio will play a determining factor … Read More

Yves Saint Laurent, 1936-2008

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June 2, 2008 — Yves Saint-Laurent, one of the most influential designers of the last half of the 20th century, has died at the age of 71. He was perhaps most famous for democratizing fashion by making ready-to-wear clothing acceptable in haute-couture circles with his Rive Gauche line. He also popularized the women’s pantsuit, and was the first major designer … Read More