Lately I have been working to get my portfolio ready to submit to the colleges I am applying to. Most art majors call for a portfolio review in order to be accepted into a college’s art program, so this is something requires a lot of hard work.
It isn’t only art majors that need a portfolio. Majors like professional writing, game design, architecture, and digital film making all very likely require a portfolio. Colleges usually want anywhere from five to twenty pieces of original work, depending on the school and the major.
My portfolio consists of about eight or nine drawings from direct observation (some of which took over nine hours done over several days), and seven photographs that I've taken. All I need to do now is digitally send my artwork to two colleges and visit one for a face to face review.