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.
BASIC 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. This Requirement is Waived for Digital Portfolio Submissions.
Please Read the Complete Portfolio Guidelines for All Submission Requirements on the secure MyUSM website (login required).
SEE STUDENT WORK FROM THE SPRING 2021PORTFOLIO REVIEW.
SEE STUDENT WORK FROM THE FALL 2020 PORTFOLIO REVIEW.
STUDENT EXAMPLES: TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
STUDENT EXAMPLES: THREE-DIMMENSIONAL DESIGN
STUDENT EXAMPLES: DRAWING
STUDENT EXAMPLES: SELF PORTRAIT
STUDENT EXAMPLES: OPEN SUBMISSION
STUDENT EXAMPLES: MATTED WORK