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Portfolio Requirements

A Portfolio is required for the following concentrations:

  • Digital Art and Design
  • Illustration
  • New Media Studies
  • Studio Art

After completing several foundation courses, students are required to submit a portfolio to enroll in 300-level (or higher) studio courses. Students whose portfolios do not meet standards may be required to take supplemental courses.

For Portfolio Applications for Spring 2021 Semester, please follow the temporary procudures for digital file formats.

 

Workflow for submitting ALL Portfolios

  • Students should name all the files clearly (for example: ART110 1.jpg, ART110 2.jpg, ART122 1)
  • Organize all the required digital files and documents in a folder named by student's full name
  • Depending on the file size of the folder, students can zip the folder and send through an email. Or if it is too large to go through email, students can upload the folder to their Eastern OneDrive, then share a link with Nanette Rukstela, Secretary, Art and Art History Department.
  • Faculty will review student’s Nanette Rukstela will email the decision.
Please send your applications to the ART office.
The email address: rukstelan@easternct.edu

 

Submitting Digital Art & Design portfolio and Digital Media Design, New Media Studies portfolio:

File Format Requirement

  • Four ART 124 pieces need to be JPEG
  • Two ART 122 Illustrator pieces need to be PDF
  • Two ART 122 InDesign pieces need to be exported as JPEGs (choose Edit>Export, check Spreads, Resolution:150ppi)
  • Two studio pieces can be either a scan or photo in JPEG or PDF. (NMS students don't need these two studio pieces)
  • Student's unofficial Transcript can be screen-captured in JPEG or PDF downloaded from eWeb
  • Download the appropriate portfolio application form located at the bottom of the webpage. The completed application form can be a screen-capture, scan, or photograph in JPEG or PDF

 

Submitting Illustration portfolio:

File Format Requirement

10 Samples of Artwork are Required:

  • 4 Samples from ART 110, ART 111, or ART 201
  • 2 Samples from ART 122 demonstrating basic proficiency with Adobe Illustrator. (Need to be PDF)
  • 2 Samples from ART 124 demonstrating basic proficiency with Adobe Photoshop (Need to be JPEG)
  • 4 Samples from ART 202
  • Student must photograph their non-digital artwork and submit as digital files in a folder.

(In case of not having access to photo-document artwork, student may substitute artwork from any other categories)

  • Student's unofficial Transcript can be screen-captured in JPEG or PDF downloaded from eWeb
  • Download the appropriate portfolio application form located at the bottom of the webpage. The completed application form can be a screen-capture, scan, or photograph in JPEG or PDF

 

Submitting Studio Art portfolio:

File Format Requirement

10 Samples of Artwork are Required:

  • 2 Samples from ART 110
  • 2 Samples from ART 111 (or 207 or 217)
  • 2 Samples from ART 201
  • 4 Samples from ART 202 and/or ART 112
  • Student must photograph their work and submit as digital files in a folder

(In case of not having access to photo-document artwork, student may substitute artwork from any other of the four categories)

  • Student's unofficial Transcript can be screen-captured in JPEG or PDF downloaded from eWeb
  • Download the appropriate portfolio application form located at the bottom of the webpage. The completed application form can be a screen-capture, scan, or photograph in JPEG or PDF

 

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Portfolio Application Forms

For Spring 2021, please include one of the following forms in your portfolio application.

During on-campus semesters, please follow the printed portfolio procedure below:

Please click on the appropriate concentration links below to view portfolio requirements.

Eastern Students

Transfer Students

Minors

How to submit: Students pick up Portfolio Packets and Guidelines in the Art Office FAIC 317. Completed Portfolios are submitted to the same office. Portfolios must be carefully prepared according to guidelines provided. Portfolios must be approved before students can enroll in upper-level design courses, most of which require portfolio acceptance.