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.