Visual portfolio tips

(including visual arts, design, building arts, digital and time-based media portfolios)

Submit fully-resolved pieces.

Create artwork early and often.

Keep a sketchbook or journal to build your creative ideas.

Take art classes.

Seek portfolio feedback from peers, teachers, professionals and SCAD representatives.

Use only original work — don't "borrow" images.

Whenever possible, work from direct observation.

Experiment with different media and techniques.

While building your artistic repertoire, be prolific; this will give you options later and allow you to be selective when compiling your final portfolio.