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Submitting Your Portfolio

PCA&D requires all students interested in our BFA, BA, and AA degree programs to have a portfolio review 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. 

Transfer Students: If you are applying to enroll as an Animation & Game Art, Fine Art, or Illustration major, you must include at least 2 artworks from direct observation.

Presentation Matters

  • Depth – Investigation of a subject matter, focus on a favorite media or sustained interest in a topic or style.
  • Breadth – Display a range of skills by experimenting with and varying size, media, and subject matter.
  • SelectSelect works that you feel are most representative of your ideas, skills, and abilities. Showcase problem-solving, decision-making, and 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.
PCAD Quadir Moultrie

Quadir Moultrie ’22

Examples of Media to Include

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • 2-D Design
  • Digital Design
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Sketchbook
  • Mural
  • Performance Art
  • Built Objects
  • Ceramics
  • Metal and Jewelry
  • Glass
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustrations
  • Storyboarding
  • Public Art
  • Fiber Arts
  • Mixed-Media
  • Sculpture
  • Installation
  • Time-based Media
  • Digitally Rendered 3-D Animation
  • Film/Video

Submit & Schedule

Use the buttons below to upload your portfolio or edit one you already started.

Then schedule a personal interview and portfolio review by contacting us at admissions@pcad.edu calling 717.396.7833 ext. 1001. You can also visit us during one of our high school or college events or on National Portfolio Day. Get more information on our Visit Us page.

NEVER send original artwork via mail or another delivery service.

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