Foundations Review and Secondary Admit Process
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 signup period for the Fall 2018 Foundations Review and/or Secondary Admit is closed. Please contact Associate Prof. Bill Hosterman for questions.
Foundations Review FAQ
Secondary Admit Review (Graphic Design and Illustration majors only)
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 - Foundations: 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 - Foundations: 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 - Foundations: Color and Design
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 - Foundations: Making and Meaning in Art and Design
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 - Foundations: Introduction to 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 - Foundations: Introduction to Drawing II
Please refer to the guidelines for Foundations: Introduction to Drawing I - ART155.
On the Friday immediately before your Foundations review, you are required to submit a portfolio for evaluation. Please bring your portfolios to one of the rooms below:
- Room 1715 CAC (2-D/Color room)
- Room 1510 CAC (Illustration)
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 Form
This is the standard form Faculty in the Department of Visual and Media will use to evaluate your work during the Foundations Review.