STUDYING ART IN COLLEGE

Deciding to study art in college is an important step in the development of an artist. There are several things to consider when deciding where to study visual art.

What I do as an a portfolio coach and college counselor is assist artists prepare the best portfolio possible to meet application requirements and assist through the often challenging maze of college selection.

6 Questions To Consider When Deciding To Study Art in College:

I help students answer these questions, find colleges that meet their needs and interests and prepare portfolios to gain admission to college programs which suit their needs and learning styles:

1) What type of art do you wish to study? 

There are four main categories of artistic study, each offering several choices:

  • Fine Arts- drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, glass, ceramics, performance art/new genres

  • Design - graphic design, industrial design, apparel or fashion design, illustration, commercial photography, or textile design/fibers 

  • Moving Image - film/video, animation, motion graphics/interactive design, game design

  • Architecture - architecture, interior design/architecture, landscape architecture

2) Are you prepared to create a portfolio?

3) Which type of college best fits your artistic and academic needs?

  • College of Art

  • Liberal Arts College

 •  University

4) What type of degree do you wish to pursue? 

5) How important is financial aid in your college selection?

6) What do you want to do professionally when you complete college?


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