Ask the Art Professor: What should you include in an art portfolio for art school or college?

Thank Jesus I found this, lest my SCAD portfolio be awful….

Clara Lieu


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by Clara Lieu, Adjunct Professor at RISD & Partner at

Preparing a portfolio for college admission is not a casual undertaking, it’s very common for high school students to underestimate how much time and labor is involved.  For most students it takes several months, even up to a year to create a body of work that is rigorous enough for the competitive art school and college admissions process.   If you can maintain a prodigious level of production, the quality of your work will progress tremendously and you’ll have many more pieces to choose from. Even of the portfolio requirements state that you only…

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