PCA&D requires all students interested in our BFA degree program to submit a portfolio online as part of the application process. Your portfolio should consist of 8-10 recent, original artworks that demonstrate your abilities in a range of artistic media. Be sure to include at least 2 drawings from direct observation. PCA&D is looking for equal amounts of DEPTH and BREADTH in your portfolio:
DEPTH | Investigation of a subject matter, focus on a favorite media or sustained interest in a topic or style.
BREADTH | Displaying a range of skills by experimenting with and varying size, media, and subject matter.
- Select – Select works that you feel are most representative of your ideas, skills, and abilities. Showcase problem-solving, decision making, originality of ideas.
- Gather & Organize – Develop an order to your presentation that makes sense and has a logical flow. Consider lighting and clarity when photographing your artwork and keep time-based selections to 3 minutes or less. Consider perspectives other than your own by consulting a teacher or mentor.
- Submit – Use the buttons below to upload your portfolio or edit one you already started online as part of the PCA&D application process.
- Communicate – Be able to share your creative process with others. Schedule a personal interview and portfolio review, by contacting us at email@example.com, calling 800.689.0379, ext. 1001, or visiting us at PCA&D Admissions Events, High School or College Visits, and National Portfolio Days.
NEVER send original artwork via mail or other delivery service.
Examples of Media to Include: