USM Art Department

Sampling of F16 Student Portfolio Work

Portfolio Requirements

All USM Art majors must submit a portfolio of their artwork to be reviewed by the Art Department faculty prior to enrolling in 300-level and above coursework. Students are eligible to submit their portfolio during the semester in which they are completing the Art Foundation courses: ART 141 (Surface, Space, Time 2D), ART 142 (Surface, Space, Time 3D), ART 151 (Fundamentals of Perceptual Drawing) and at least one of the required ARH 111 or ARH 112 Art History Survey courses.

Students should follow portfolio guidelines carefully, and are encouraged to attend the portfolio preparation workshop offered approximately two-weeks in advance of the portfolio review each semester. Criteria for acceptance include: ability to draw in a variety of ways, to create successful compositions, to use a number of media, and to think imaginatively. (portfolio guidelines pdf) (portfolio questionnaire.pdf)

 

FOUNDATION PORTFOLIO REVIEW REQUIREMENTS:

The portfolio should consist of no more than twelve (12) works within specific categories.

  • 3 - Two-dimensional design
  • 2 - Three-dimensional design (mounted photographs - must have at least 2 views)
  • 3 - Drawing
  • 1 - Self-portrait (drawn from life)
  • 3 - Open Submissions

Each student will choose two works to mat with white, off-white or ivory mat board

and backed with firm backing.

Please Read the Complete Portfolio Guidelines for All Submission Requirements.

 

STUDENT EXAMPLES: TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

Examples of Student 2-D Work

 

STUDENT EXAMPLES: THREE-DIMMENSIONAL DESIGN

Examples of Student 3-D Work

 

STUDENT EXAMPLES: DRAWING

Examples of Student Drawing Work

 

STUDENT EXAMPLES: SELF PORTRAIT

Examples of Student Self Portraits

 

STUDENT EXAMPLES: OPEN SUBMISSION

Examples of Student Open Submission Work

 

STUDENT EXAMPLES: MATTED WORK

Examples of Student Matted Work