Visual Arts Portfolios: The Ultimate Course

Online self-paced course provides detailed step-by-step instructions for creating a winning portfolio. Apply to art school or college with confidence.

You are unique and the world needs to see it!

Want to surf to success?

Imagine if you could create an impactful portfolio?

Imagine if you could create a niche within the arts?

Imagine if you could communicate your unique value to admissions?

Now you can...

Everything is online accessible 24/7 from your desktop or mobile phone.

A robust Arts Resources Vault is included with information about programs, colleges, the arts and applying to undergraduate and graduate programs.

You get the expertise of a professional college counselor with a specialty in the arts at a fraction of the cost of hiring a consultant.

Feel confident with a step-by-step road map for taking your portfolio and application to the next level.  No stress...just follow the plan.

 

Course Description

Learn how to prepare your portfolio for applying to art schools and arts programs at colleges and universities. Included in this 10 module e-course is how to write the personal statement as well as creating an arts resume. And get the BONUS lesson on Merit Scholarships and Financial Aid. Read below for more details about each module.

  • Learn to how to create a definable artistic style. 
  • Engage in exercises to help you define your creative voice.
  • Determine what subject matter can strengthen your portfolio.
  • Establish a theme or purpose of your work.
  • Learn how to evaluate and edit your work.  
  • Determine what makes a piece or project strong versus ok.
  • Originate assignments for yourself to take your work to the next level.
  • View samples of other students' work before and after.
  • Learn how to plan out your portfolio. 
  • Determine what is a good balance of subject matter, projects and pieces.
  • Evaluate what you need to add to make your portfolio stronger.
  • Learn why you should keep a sketchbook.
  • Learn how to use sketchbook spreads in your portfolio even if you are not a fine artist.
  • Learn what lighting is the best for photographing your work.
  • Find out when to scan versus photograph your work.
  • Learn how to crop images.
  • Discover things to watch out for.
  • Discover key items that admissions looks for when evaluating a portfolio.
  • Learn what not to include.
  • Determine how to have a good balance of pieces.
  • Discover how schools differ in terms of their focus and admission requirements.
  • Learn how to create an arts resume that stands out.
  • Discover how to write about any arts related activities for maximum impact.
  • Analyze before and after samples.
  • Discover how to use action words to strengthen your resume.
  • Learn how to create a "to do" list to keep your portfolio on track.
  • Access templates for your use.
  • Discover how an artist statement is separate from the personal statement.
  • Learn why you need an artist statement.
  • Discover how to write about your work even if you are just starting out.
  • Access sample statements for your reference.
  • Learn what portfolio days are and whether to attend them.
  • Discover how to prepare for an on campus interview and portfolio review.
  • Learn what work to show even if you feel like you don't have enough.
  • Develop a portfolio presentation on your phone.
  • Determine questions to ask in the review or interview.
  • Learn how to follow up after the interview.
  • Discover how creating a website can be beneficial in the admissions process.
  • Learn how to create a simple but effective website.
  • Create a blueprint for a great website.
  • Access resources for an inexpensive or free site.
  • Learn how to submit your portfolio to art schools and universities.
  • Discover how to best label your work.
  • Create an easy organizational system for uploading your photos to Sliderooom.
  • Discover the best source for merit scholarships.
  • Learn how to increase your chances of receiving merit scholarships.
  • Determine what your financial needs are based on your parents' income.
  • Learn where to look for additional funds.

"Ms. Ray was extremely understanding, patient, and helpful in so many ways as my college counselor. This fall I will be attending UCLA as an Art and Art History double major. Not only did Jennifer help me get into many selective schools, she also helped me understand what I wanted to do in the future by giving me advice on steps I should take to further my education. She even went to the trouble to get me a job as a gallery assistant! Ms. Ray still supports me today in my journey as a senior in high school, an incoming college freshman, and an artist."

Liz
UCLA 2022

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ONE PAYMENT

$897

TOTAL

Learn how to create, edit and photograph your portfolio

Covers everything you need to create to an arts resume, personal essay and other branding.

Dozens of downloadable PDFs to assist you in the process.

24/7 access to the lessons

Arts Resources Vault

Bonus module on Merit Scholarships and Financial Aid

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TWO PAYMENTS

$547

PER MONTH

Learn how to create, edit and photograph your portfolio

Covers everything you need to create to an arts resume, personal essay and other branding.

Dozens of downloadable PDFs to assist you in the process.

24/7 access to the lessons

Arts Resources Vault

Bonus module on Merit Scholarships and Financial Aid

REGISTER HERE

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Frequently Asked Questions for Students and Parents

"Jennifer is so helpful and literally guided us through the whole daunting process of applying to art school, from applications to portfolio development, she does it all. Applying to art colleges is no easy task and figuring out what all the colleges want in a portfolio is even more challenging. We are so grateful that we found her and would recommend Jennifer to anyone who has a high school student wanting to go to an art college! "

Aimee
Parent of Game Design major, LCAD 2023

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