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BFA PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Continuance Portfolio Review

As part of the art degree program, a portfolio review is required of art  and art education majors seeking a BFA degree upon successful completion of the foundation courses. The purpose of the portfolio review is to assure that students can demonstrate visual and technical skills for successful continuation in the program, and prepare creative work for senior show. It is also important for students at this stage in the art program to assess their career choices and make changes if necessary, to pursue either a BA or BFA degree depending upon the results of the portfolio review.

Click on the Digital Submission Guidelines for specific instructions. If a student has any questions concerning these guidelines, they should contact the Chief Departmental Advisor before submitting their portfolio. To continue in the BFA program and choose a concentration, the student must successfully advance through the portfolio review. Students that do not successfully advance may re-submit a revised selection of work at the next portfolio review. Since the BA in Studio Art does not require a portfolio review, students are also encouraged to consider declaring the BA degree in Studio as an alternative degree choice. Contact the CDA with follow-up questions.

› Work from the following foundation courses and/or categories must be included in the portfolio:

›› ARTS 202: 2-Dimensional Design
›› ARTS 203: 3-Dimensional Design
›› ARTS 231: Fundamentals of Drawing
›› ARTS 279: Fundamentals of Digital Art
›› ARTS 304: Color

› The portfolio will consist of 12 examples of studio work. A total of 10 examples must be from the courses and/or categories listed above (2 from each course). The additional 2 pieces will be selected by the student from any studio course.

› The work should demonstrate the understanding and skillful implementation of the following visual concepts:

›› Balance, Color, Content, Dominance
›› Economy, Emphasis, Expression, Harmony
›› Line, Proportion, Shape, Space
›› Texture, Unity, Variety, Value

(Students intending to pursue the Graphic Design concentration are not subject to this review. A separate continuance review will be held during ARTS 370.)

Old Dominion University, Art Department, Visual Arts Building, Room 203, 49th Street, Norfolk VA 23529      757.683.4047