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3 Steps to Prepare a College Art Portfolio

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May 13, 2017

Applying to art school? You’ll probably need a portfolio as part of your application. We’ve broken it down to 3 steps to help guide you in putting together a stellar portfolio that will get you into your first-choice college.

Boston University School of Visual Arts offers BFA degrees with majors in Painting, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Printmaking, and Art Education. You can learn more here: http://www.bu.edu/cfa/visual-arts/.

Applying: When applying to BU School of Visual Arts you will need to submit a portfolio that contains 15-20 total images with at least 3 drawings from direct observation. Those 3 drawings should include 2 still-lifes and 1 portrait. You can learn more here: http://www.bu.edu/cfa/admissions/school-of-visual-arts/apply/. Also, please click here to learn about the general admissions process: http://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/.

Visiting: Boston University offers tours and information sessions year round as well as select open house opportunities. You can find out more and register for events here: http://www.bu.edu/admissions/visit-us/.

Portfolio Prep Opportunities: BU offers a 4-week summer intensive for high school students who want to strengthen their skills and prepare a college portfolio. VASI is a great way to become a better artist, have a better portfolio, and get to know BU and Boston. Learn more here: http://www.bu.edu/cfa/vasi/ .

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