Portfolio Review

Link to Portfolio Request Form and Payment

The Art Portfolio Audition

On the portfolio interview days, students have the opportunity to present their work in a comfortable discussion format. Typically they meet at least two members of the Department of Art faculty and are invited to tour the studios, meet with students, and attend current lectures and exhibitions. The review of the portfolio provides the basis for acceptance to the Art Major course work for scholarship and financial aid recommendations. Students who are not accepted may choose to apply additional times after rebuilding their portfolio.

Transfer Students

Transfer students must submit a portfolio to enroll in art major course work and pursue an art emphasis. Transfer students who are seeking to clarify their level of entry and course equivalents and advanced placement should prepare evidence of each specific area. For example, a selection of work (drawings, photographs etc.) at their higher level of study. Students transferring form art programs at other institutions should expect to complete departmental requirements in a minimum of two years. Students currently enrolled at Webster in other departments must also submit a portfolio to begin major course studies in art.

Alternative Portfolio

Students living outside a 200 mile radius who would find an on-campus review impossible may submit a portfolio by mail or email.
Contact Admissions for details.

The Art Portfolio

A selection of the most representative and “best” work should be emphasized. Include work from individual initiative as well as class projects. In addition include a sketchbook and a 18”x24” drawing of a ‘handtool’ in any media. The Department of Art accepts a variety of kinds of work and recognizes varied experiential levels. Actual work is preferred however large, cumbersome, fragile, or heavy work is better presented with photographic documentation. If a student chooses a digital format to present work they should come prepared with a compatible laptop or display technology. The Department will be looking for work of high technical quality and originality, and interesting, complex, ambitious, and personal concepts and ideas. The ability to understand and articulate important information concerning the work is important.

Choose between fifteen and twenty-five works.

  • a selection of 15 to 25 unique artworks
  • one 18”x24” drawing of a ‘handtool’
  • a sketchbook

Art History and Criticism

Applicants with the intention of pursuing an emphasis in Art History and Criticism should submit a writing sample and may also wish to include a portfolio presentation. Writing samples could be essays or research papers completed in any humanities class. The interview will focus on the student’s interest and understanding of various forms of art.

2014/15 Review Dates

Friday, November 21, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Friday, January 20, 2014
Friday, February 13, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015

There is a $30 portfolio review fee.