Foundations Review and Secondary Admit
Upon completion of their Foundations classes, students in Art Education and Studio Art participate in a department-wide review of their work. The Foundations review is an advisory process to give early feedback on the student's growth during the first year. The purpose of this review is to give you early feedback on your growth as an artist. We feel that an understanding of the "fundamentals" is essential before continuing on the program.
Students seeking either the Graphic Design and/or Illustration emphases must participate in a secondary admittance process after completion of the Foundations Review. Both programs prioritize admission based on a review of portfolio work from the Foundations courses
Foundations Review / Secondary Admit Signup
The sign-up period for the Winter 2020 Foundations Review and Graphic Design and Illustration Program Admissions Reviews will be open from March 9-March 25, 2020. If you need to sign up for any of those reviews, please return to this page, and complete the digital form during the sign-up period. The Foundations, Graphic Design, and Illustration Reviews will be on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Please contact Prof. Bill Hosterman for questions.
On Friday, November 22, after 4pm you are required to submit a portfolio for evaluation. The Fall 2019 Foundation Review will be on Saturday, November 23. Please bring all of your 100-level Foundation coursework, and any transfer credit Foundation coursework to:
ROOM 1715 AND ROOM 1311 IN THE CALDER ARTS CENTER. YOU SELECT WHICH ROOM.
Please collect the your Foundation portfolio after 12pm on Saturday, November 23 and no later than Sunday, November 24 at 5pm.
Portfolio Preparation Instructions
It is important that you organize and present your foundations portfolio in a professional manner. The following guide will assist you in this task. It also contains specific instructions, essential dates and times, and the room assigned to you for displaying your work.
ART150 - 2-D Design
All projects should be included. Any thumbnails, preliminary designs, etc. may be included along with the accompanying final design if they enhance the quality of the portfolio.
ART151 - 3-D Design
All original works should be included. Any work that is significantly large should be represented by photograph(s) and mounted on illustration board. Any thumbnails, preliminary designs, etc. may be included along with the accompanying final design if they enhance the quality of your portfolio. No projects, including relief pieces, should be mounted on walls or bulletin boards.
ART152 - Color
All projects should be included. Compositions should be grouped together. Color charts, wheels, scales and other exercises should be placed in a manila folder labeled "Exercises" on the front.
ART153 - Making and Meaning
All original 2 and 3-dimensional projects should be included. Any work significantly large in scale should be presented by photograph(s). Typed descriptions of the projects which were written by the instructor and given to you during the class should be attached to each project.
ART155 - Drawing I
All drawings should be included. Longer drawings should be organized by media. Very short gesture drawings and thumbnails should be separated out and organized within by media. Drawings on torn out sketch book paper should have the spirals cut off the edges. Sketchbooks, if required for the class, may be kept intact.
ART157 - Drawing II
Please refer to the guidelines for Foundations: Introduction to Drawing I - ART155.
The two portfolios below are examples of work submitted during the Foundations Review. This should give you an idea of scope, quantity, and quality of the work submitted for consideration.
Foundations Review FAQ
Secondary Admit FAQ
Foundations Review Form
This is the standard form Faculty in the Department of Visual and Media will use to evaluate your work during the Foundations Review.
If you have any questions, please contact the Foundations Review Coordinators. They will be glad to assist.