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The Studio Art Portfolio Review is an example of your work that shows you have an understanding of traditional studio art fundamentals. This does not include digital art mediums. 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. Beginning Spring 2022, all prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to be able to submit to portfolio.

NOTE: 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. Files must use the following naming convention (FAQ: How do I submit my portfolio.) Files incorrectly named cannot be properly uploaded for reviews to see this will result in an unsuccessful portfolio score.

Submissions are Closed For Fall 2021


Frequently Asked Questions

The Studio Art Portfolio Review is required for students pursuing the Studio Art B.A., and the Studio Art BFA. Students pursuing the Emerging Media BFA - Experimental Animation track, who are in the 2020-2021 or previous catalog years may submit this portfolio. However, it's highly recommended that they submit the new Experimental Animation portfolio in Spring 2022.

Beginning Spring 2022, all prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to be able to submit to portfolio.

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.
  • For this review, 2-D design is defined as work done in traditional physical media (not digital) on paper.

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.
  • For this review, 3-D design is defined as work done in traditional physical media (not digital) on paper.

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.

This portfolio must be submitted online. If the work submitted does not meet the criteria below, it will not be accepted for evaluation. All application materials and portfolios must be uploaded by the deadline.

All images should be saved at maximum quality as .jpg(s). Files must use the naming convention below. Files incorrectly named cannot be properly uploaded for reviews to see, this will result in an unsuccessful portfolio score. 

  • 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

Students will be notified via email 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., BFA or Experimental Animation track within the Emerging Media BFA major have the following options:

  1. Re-submit your Studio Art Portfolio for review in the next Fall or Spring semester.
  2. Unsuccessful Drawing review  register for ART3321C Drawing Intensive. (Students who choose to complete the Drawing Intensive course do not have to resubmit a portfolio once a grade of "C" or better is earned).
  3. Unsuccessful Design review – register for ART3951C Design Intensive. (Students who choose to complete the Design Intensive course do not have to resubmit a portfolio once a grade of "C" or better is earned).
  4. Unsuccessful Drawing and Design reviews – register for both ART 3321C Drawing Intensive and ART 3951C Design Intensive. (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)).

Students will not be able to enroll in studio art portfolio restricted courses until they have earned a “C” or better in the Intensive courses.

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


Contact

studioartportfolio@ucf.edu