Course Description

This 5 week online asynchronous course focuses on portfolio development strategies for students who are in the process of applying to colleges of art and design. We will explore what a portfolio is, share examples, and discuss how it can be a powerful tool to share your creative voice. Students will gain access to video tutorials and online resources to explore techniques for shooting quality images of work samples and how to layout visually striking final images using digital imaging software. We will explore how to leverage a sketchbook as an integral part of the portfolio as well as tips for including and writing a compelling personal artist statement. This course will help boost your confidence as you gear up for clicking submit on your college application and we’ll have a lot of fun crafting your unique portfolio along the way.

Course Length - Online 5 weeks

Learner Outcomes

By the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of an art and design portfolio and its function in the university admission process
  • Identify key elements of a successful portfolio
  • Curate personal art and design work to demonstrate unique voice and creative abilities
  • Apply practical skills to prepare and photograph visually-striking, quality images of work samples
  • Leverage a variety of subject matter and mediums to make a portfolio stand out
  • Outline a compelling personal artist statement

Additional Information


  • Tips and tricks to avoid common pitfalls developing your portfolio
  • Hear from students, instructors, admissions counselor, and working artists
  • Receive expert advice and feedback on developing portfolio content and presentation

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Section Title
Portfolio Development Strategies, Grades 9-12
Apr 11, 2022 to May 15, 2022
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $410.00 Click here to get more information
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $410.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
May 15, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 11, 2022
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