Portfolio Submission Information
Who should submit Sophomore Portfolio for review?
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.
- 4 (four) works submitted 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 submitted 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 submitted 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 submitted 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 Spring 2014 Sophomore Portfolio is an online-only submission process and works should be submitted when the submission link posted below opens on Friday, February 14, 2014, and closes on Friday, February 28, 2014 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 March 14, 2014. 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. Drawing and Design
Intensive are upper level courses with a prerequisite of any 2000-level Art History course.
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:
Visual Art Building Room 117
UCF School of Visual Arts and Design
Portfolio Review submissions are now closed.
If you have any additional questions please contact: