Visual Arts Portfolio

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.

Portfolios give Cornish the chance to see the passion and commitment to your artistic work and creative process. We want to see the kind of artist you are and the work you’re currently interested in, and how we can fit into your journey as an artist.

Colorful, illustrative Art by Design student Bee Sen

Submit Recent Work

A clear visual representation of your most recent artistic production.

Digital Portfolio

10-20 works that best represents your artistic ability, creativity and commitment.

Diversity of Media

An exploration in a specific medium OR a wide variety of media: Traditional, new media, or a combination are welcome.

Additional Materials

Also welcome are examples of your sketchbook, process book, reflective journals, works-in-progress, and other items can help inform us of your creative process and influences.

Portfolio Review

A Digital Portfolio Submission must be included with your application. Additionally, we offer students opportunities to have in-person Portfolio Reviews. You may schedule an appointment on-campus for a one-on-one Portfolio Review, or meet with a Cornish representative at any of the National Portfolio Days that Cornish attends. You may also bring your portfolio and join us at one of our Department Open Houses. These are optional opportunities to have your portfolio reviewed to receive feedback prior to submitting your final digital portfolio with your online application.

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.

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