Vocabulary Terms

Applications are made at a time announced by the department of art. Registration materials will be available in the art office. Read each description of the portfolio and application materials carefully. See your advisor if you have any questions.

Applicants who have completed - or are currently enrolled in - at least 12 hours of art foundation courses can participate.

The core courses include:

Be prepared to take a written vocabulary assessment. A study guide with terms will be attached to the package. The vocabulary assessment will cover basic vocabulary introduced in completed art courses. The vocabulary test must be passed before the review can be scheduled and completed.

Application materials must be completed and submitted by the due date specified in the letter you received about the review. Incomplete applications will disqualify you from the review.

Be on time to setup for and participate in the review.

Materials will need to be displayed by categories. Tabletops, easels, push pins, etc. will be available in the room where your assessment will take place.

Be prepared to discuss and present your work. Incomplete portfolio categories or missing the interview time will disqualify you from the scheduled interview for the semester and could result in postponing official enrollment in 3000-4000 level art courses.

Official enrollment in 3000-4000 level art classes is contingent upon successful completion of the sophomore review as the review is prerequisite to advanced course work.

Results from the review will be made available to your advisor after the review. You may pick up your assessments from your advisor.


Portfolio Requirements

Work should be neatly presented. Good quality slides or photographs of oversize work may be more appropriate. (Arrange for use of slide projector ahead of timesee advisor.) Application materials should be turned in by the due date in order for faculty to have time to review prior to the assessment. Work submitted for one category cannot be used again to meet the requirements of another category.

Section A: Quality

Select three examples of your work which you think are of good quality in terms of use of media, composition, and reflective of your intent or purpose. If possible and applicable, one piece should be from the area of your emphasis. These may be two or three dimensional pieces. Mat or mount one of your two dimensional pieces for presentation in this category. Three dimensional pieces may require a base or other finishing technique; talk to your advisor if you are unsure.

Section B: Drawing

Select two drawings that exhibit your skill with a range of media, technique, ideas, and perceptual problem solving.

Section C: Color

Select two works in which color is a major design element and clearly demonstrates your understanding and application of color theory.

Section D: Two-dimensional Design

Select two works which concentrate on the elements and/or principles of design and their application.

Section E: Three-dimensional Design

Select one work that clearly demonstrates your ability to work with form and spatial considerations. Check with your advisors if you are unsure about what may be appropriate.

Section F: Content

This category requires the selection of one piece that clearly demonstrates your ability to express an idea. Consider how your work represents your personal expression of something you value, a perspective on a social situation, an experience, or an interpretive response.