Portfolio Review Tips

The portfolio should include pieces from as many of the following categories as appropriate: The Carnegie Mellon School of Art faculty are just as interested in an applicant's creative thinking skills as in his/her technical skills. It is important to show pieces that tell a story that only you can tell. The portfolio should be assembled to showcase your engagement with materials, ideas and contexts. Pieces that show your ability to work on a wide range of artistic concerns, or to work in depth and in sequence on a single idea are desirable. The portfolio should include as much work as possible done independently and outside of the classroom. In preparing for your on-campus portfolio review, we encourage you to take the following presentation suggestions into account: