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The Studio Art Portfolio Review is a student’s display of their work that shows they have an understanding of the basic fundamentals required towards moving forward into upper level portfolio restricted studio art courses. The work is reviewed by a committee of studio art faculty members from multiple areas within the art program.

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. Students who are enrolled in one or more of the prerequisite course(s) 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.

Portfolio Contents

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.

Students must register online prior to the review. Once you have submitted your online application you will be assigned a registration number. Check your registration confirmation email to verify your set-up time and registration number.

Reviews will take place in the Visual Arts Building (VAB), 2nd floor. Someone will be present to assist with check-in and direct you to your assigned space. Each piece you display must be identified with your applicant number.


Fall 2019 Portfolio Review: Friday, October 4, 2019

SVAD Advising will notify you via Knights email or the email you provided of your pass/fail status by:
Fall notification: Friday, October 11, 2019 by 5 p.m.

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: A grade of “C” or better is required in the Drawing/Design Intensive courses.
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Contact

studioartportfolio@ucf.edu
407-823-2676
VAB 117