Portfolio Submission Information
Who should participate in the Sophomore Portfolio?
Current UCF or incoming transfer students that have completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better or are currently enrolled in ARH2050, ARH2051, ART2201C, ART2203C, ART2300C, ART2301C. If you are a transfer student, please include a copy of your official transfer institution transcript. Students are not allowed to enroll in upper level art and design courses without passing a portfolio review.
Required pre-requisite courses:
- ARH 2050 History of Western Art 1
- ARH 2051 History of Western Art 2
- ART 2201C Design Fundamentals 2D
- ART 2203C Design Fundamentals 3D
- ART 2300C Drawing Fundamentals 1
- ART 2301C Drawing Fundamentals 2
How should I format my portfolio?
You must upload at least one image for each artwork. The image should represent the entire work - do not crop edges!
The image must be in focus and represent the quality of the actual work (color, value). 3-D work must be photographed on a neutral background and lighted in a way that most clearly represents the work.
You may include an additional detail image.
Please review the following video for a demonstration on how to prepare your digital files:
Digital Image Requirements:
- Each portfolio image must be a jpg file no larger than 2 megabytes.
- Maximum image size should be 2000 pixels (longest dimension).
- Set at medium compression when saving.
The artwork you include in your portfolio should demonstrate the following:
- Artwork that illustrates competency of the visual elements and principles of design and drawing fundamentals.
- The beginning of conceptual awareness and creativity - but not at the expense of foundational and visual language development.
- The ability to follow directions and show pride in portfolio presentation.
What work should I put in my portfolio?
- 4 (four) works from ART 2300C Drawing Fundamentals 1 (or approved equivalent course) showing measure and proportion, structure, line quality - contour/gesture, volume, 1 & 2 point perspective, and value.
- 4 (four) works from ART 2301C Drawing Fundamentals 2 (or approved equivalent course) showing line quality - contour/gesture, measure and proportion, structure, volume, 1 & 2 point perspective, and figure (life drawing).
- 3 (three) works from ART 2201C Design Fundamentals 2D (or approved equivalent course): 2 (two) black and white and 1 (one) color projects showing the elements & principles of design: Line, Shape, Value, Texture, Space, Color/Color Theory, Balance, Contrast, Dominance, Harmony, Proportion, Repetition, Scale, Unity, and Variety.
- 3 (three) works from ART 2203C Design Fundamentals 3D (or approved equivalent course) showing the elements & principles of design: Line, Form, Light, Texture, Space, Color/Color Theory, Time/Movement, Balance, Contrast, Dominance, Harmony, Proportion, Repetition, Scale, Unity, and Variety. Note: One of your three projects must illustrate the use of color theory.
When should I submit my portfolio?
The Sophomore Portfolio is an online-only submission process and works should be submitted when the submission link posted below opens.
Spring 2015: Opens on Friday, February 13, 2015, and closes on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm.
When will I hear back about my portfolio?
SVAD Advising will notify you via Knights email (firstname.lastname@example.org) of your pass/fail status on:
Spring 2015: March 13, 2015
Please do not contact SVAD Advising or the Committee for your results on or prior to these dates.
Any further steps will be described in the e-mail.
What happens if I don't pass Sophomore Portfolio Review?
If you don't pass Sophomore Portfolio Review and want to stay an Art Studio BA or BFA major, you have two options:
- Wait until the next major semester and re-submit your Sophomore Portfolio for review.
- Wait until the summer semester and sign up for either ART3321C Drawing Intensive or ART3951C Design Intensive. If you complete the class and successfully pass the end of the semester review you can move forward on that portion of the Portfolio Review.
Note: A satisfactory (S) review is required for both the drawing and design portions of Sophomore Portfolio Review.
Where should I submit my portfolio?
Your portfolio application and images should be submitted online. If you are currently a student at another institution, your transfer audit should be submitted to the following address not later than the posted deadline above:
UCF School of Visual Arts and Design Advising Office
Nicholson School of Communication Building, Room 121
The Sophomore Portfolio Review will reopen in October 2015.
If you have any additional questions please contact: