NY Times: Portfolio Prep

Daniel Grant has just written an interesting article about applying for art school. This is a good read for young artists and high school art teachers alike. It begins with this:

To greater or lesser degrees, grades, class rank, and SAT/ACT scores count, but admissions judgments for visual arts programs are largely based on a student’s portfolio of work. That’s true whether the interest is fine arts, fashion, interior or graphic design, architecture or illustration. Yet few students have any idea what they should be submitting when applying. For that matter, neither do guidance counselors and even high school art teachers; many high schools don’t even have art classes.

The most interesting part of the article for me was reading the summaries about what each school looks for in a portfolio. Read the entire article here.