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The Studio Art Portfolio Review is an example of your work that shows you have an understanding of the basic studio art fundamentals. These are required prerequisites for upper level portfolio restricted studio art courses. Portfolios are reviewed by a committee of studio art faculty members from multiple areas within the program.

Portfolio Submission Dates

Monday September 14, 2020 at 9 a.m. – Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
All images must be submitted with your application. You will NOT be able to add additional images after you submit your application. All required fields must be complete to be able to submit your application.


Online Information Session

Friday, September 11, 2020, 1–2:30 p.m. – Watch on YouTube


Portfolio Results

Results will be emailed from svadadvising@ucf.edu by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020.


Frequently Asked Questions

The Studio Art Portfolio Review (formerly called Sophomore Portfolio Review) is required for those students pursuing the Studio Art B.A., Studio Art B.F.A. or the Experimental Animation track within the Emerging Media B.F.A. Students must be enrolled in or have completed (with a “C” or better) the required prerequisites below. Transfer students or UCF students taking any of the prerequisites as a transient in the semester applying for portfolio must submit an unofficial transcript at the end of the semester showing a grade of “C” or better in the course.

Required prerequisite 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

Transfer students who are not currently enrolled at UCF must upload, in PDF format, an unofficial transcript during the online registration process for the portfolio review. Students currently enrolled at UCF DO NOT need to upload an unofficial transcript.

Five (5) drawings from ART 2300C Drawing Fundamentals 1 and/or ART 2301C Drawing Fundamentals 2 (or approved equivalent courses)

  • Students are asked to select drawing work that showcases their abilities and use of formal elements and principles: measure and proportion, structure, line quality (contour and contrast), volume, one- and two-point perspective, value, and figure (life drawing).
  • For this review, drawing is defined as work done in traditional physical media (not digital) on paper. All works must be created from observation (not photography).

Three (3) 2-D works from ART 2201C Design Fundamentals 2D (or approved equivalent courses)

  • Students are asked to select design 2-D work that showcases their abilities and use of formal elements and principles: line, shape, value, visual texture, implied space, color theory, balance, contrast, dominance, harmony, proportion, repetition, scale, unity, and variety.
  • In the design categories, one piece must be black and white, one must show an understanding of color theory, and the third work may be either black and white or color.

Three (3) photographs of 3-D works from ART 2203C Design Fundamentals 3D (or approved equivalent courses)

  • Students are asked to select design 3-D work that showcases their abilities and use of formal elements and principles: line, shape, value, applied texture, space, color theory, balance, contrast, weight, harmony, proportion, scale, unity, variety, form, space, time/movement, three-dimensionality, and round
  • In the 3-D design category, all three works can be black and white
  • 3-D work must be photographed on a seamless, color neutral background and lighted in a way that most clearly represents the work. Do not use crumpled material or distracting background. The image must be in focus and represent the quality of the actual work. The image should represent the entire work—do not crop edges! Prints should be 8.5×11 inches or slightly larger. You may include an additional detail image.
  • Students are encouraged to combine multiple views of the same 3-D sculptures into one image to showcase the work.

PORTFOLIO RUBRIC

DRAWING

  • Student’s work shows the knowledge and elements of composition.
  • Student’s work shows an understanding of concept and visual expression.
  • Works displayed by the student show the ability to choose strong imagery.
  • Student’s work shows the knowledge of drawing from observation.

DESIGN

  • Student’s work shows the knowledge and elements of composition.
  • Student’s work shows an understanding of concept and visual expression.
  • Works displayed by the student show the ability to choose strong imagery.

Portfolio application and images must be submitted online. All application materials, portfolio and unofficial transcripts (if applicable) must be uploaded by 11:59 PM on the deadline.

All images should be saved at maximum quality as .jpg(s).  Files must use an appropriate naming convention such as:

  • Lastname FirstName Drawing Example 1
  • Lastname FirstName Drawing Example 2
  • Lastname FirstName Drawing Example 3
  • Lastname FirstName Drawing Example 4
  • Lastname FirstName Drawing Example 5
  • Lastname FirstName Drawing All
  • Lastname FirstName 2D Design Example 1
  • Lastname FirstName 2D Design Example 2
  • Lastname FirstName 2D Design Example 3
  • Lastname FirstName 2D Design All
  • Lastname FirstName 3D Design Example 1
  • Lastname FirstName 3D Design Example 2
  • Lastname FirstName 3D Design Example 3
  • Lastname FirstName 3D Design All
  • Lastname FirstName Unofficial Transcript
    Transcript is required only for:

    • Non-UCF students
    • UCF students who are currently taking one of the foundations courses as a transient student this semester

Results will be emailed from svadadvising@ucf.edu to the email you entered in your application by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020

Please do not contact SVAD Advising or the committee for your results on or prior to these dates.

Students will be notified if they have passed or failed one or both (Drawing and Design) reviews of the Studio Art Portfolio. Students who do not pass and would like to continue as a Studio B.A., B.F.A. or Experimental Animation track within the Emerging Media B.F.A. major have the following options:

  1. Re-submit your Studio Art Portfolio for review in the next Fall or Spring semester.
  2. Register for ART3321C Drawing Intensive if you did not pass the drawing review.
  3. Register for ART3951C Design Intensive if you did not pass the Design review.
  4. Register for both ART 3321C Drawing Intensive and ART 3951C Design Intensive if you did not pass both the Drawing and Design reviews.

Note: : Students who choose to complete the Drawing/Design Intensive course(s) do not have to resubmit a portfolio once a grade of C or better is earned in the course(s).

Contact SVAD Advising at svadadvising@ucf.edu for additional information regarding these options.

Contact

studioartportfolio@ucf.edu
407-823-2676
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