Studio Art and Art Education Portfolio Submission

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Your Portfolio

Your portfolio should include 8-12 pieces of artwork that best represents you as an artist. Use your portfolio to present depth within one particular direction or a diverse range of media, abilities, and interests. Areas of Visual and Media Arts that could be included are: drawing, sculpture, metalsmithing, ceramics, printmaking, illustration, graphic design, painting, digital media, and visual studies. We strongly prefer seeing drawings from life as opposed to copies from photographs. You may include work done in summer and Saturday workshops and classes as well as personal work done without supervision. One of the pieces may be a sketchbook that contains drawings you created for fun, works used to generate ideas, or studies of objects and people

Your portfolio should include all work from your Studio Art classes. Include everything that was worked on, completed or not.

  1. Compile the works per class.
  2. Name your files as LastName_ClassName

The following formats are accepted:

  • Powerpoint Presentation (maximum file size: 10mb)
  • Zip file (maximum file size: 10mb)
  • Pdf file (maximum file size: 10mb)

Your portfolio should include all work from your transfer classes. Include everything that was worked on, completed or not.

  1. Compile the works per class.
  2. Name your files as LastName_ClassName

The following formats are accepted:

  • Powerpoint Presentation (maximum file size: 10mb)
  • Zip file (maximum file size: 10mb)
  • Pdf file (maximum file size: 10mb)

Credit By Exam (AP, IB)

If you took an AP art class and received a score of 3 or better, the Department of Visual and Media Arts will award equivalency credit. Please send your score to GVSU admissions to receive proper credit. You can go to collegeboard.com to do this.

The Department of Visual and Media Arts will also award equivalency credit if you took the International Baccalaureate Exam and received a score of 4 or higher. Dual enrollment classes, equivalent to our Foundation courses taken at other colleges or institutions will receive equivalency credit. If you have any questions, please contact the VMA office at (616) 331-3486.



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