Visual Arts Portfolio Reviews

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Visual Arts Portfolio Reviews

Applicants seeking admission to the Art, Design, Film, or Interior Architecture programs are required to submit a digital portfolio as part of their online application.

We encourage you to present your portfolio in person, either on campus during a scheduled review, or to a Cornish representative at any of the National Portfolio Days that Cornish attends. These are opportunities to have your portfolio reviewed to receive feedback prior to submitting your final application.

Bring your portfolio and join us at one of our Department Open Houses

November 18

February 24

Portfolio Guidelines

  • A portfolio should be organized so that it presents a clear visual representation of your most recent artistic production, ideally within the last 2 years.
  • Your portfolio should contain a selection of 10-20 works that you feel best represents your artistic ability, creativity and engagement.
  • We welcome a portfolio with focused exploration in a specific medium to one consisting of a wide variety of mediums; from traditional to new media.
  • Examples of your sketchbook, process book, reflective journals, works-in-progress, and other items that would help inform us of your creative process and influences are acceptable as well

Transfer Students

After completing the application process, final placement into any of the Visual Art programs is by review of your application materials by the chair of the department to which you are applying. Studio credits completed at other colleges will be evaluated for transfer credit by the Registrar’s office. Placement in the department will be determined by the department chair.