Admission into a college visual art program is largely dependent on the strength of student’s portfolio work. Advanced Portfolio Concepts focuses on developing a student portfolio, possessing convincing technical skills supported by sophisticated concepts.
While the course will help build student’s technical skills such as drawing and sculpture, the course will also emphasize developing concepts based on critical research and experimentation in media and materials. The students will have a variety of experiences including drawing from the figure, forming with sculptural materials and experimenting with installation art. An emphasis on problem solving, breadth of artistic experience and sharing of ideas in a critical but nurturing environment will further inform the student’s art making process.
This is a critical component of a scholarship level portfolio, which can portray student’s artistic versatility as well as expanding curiosity in the contemporary creative practice.