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I'm currently a first year student in a 5 year accredited program. I'm looking into a transfer, because my school focuses more on the traditional aspect, which isn't something I'm really passionate about.
I'm planning to apply for penn state, syracuse, rpi, u of miami and tulane. I noticed how syracuse doesn't like "floating" objects (without background) for the paintings, and I have a couple of them. These paintings are best ones I have done for my drawing class, and I want to include them in the portfolio. Since other schools didn't mention anything like that, I'm wondering if that matters for them too. Should I just include them in the portfolio anyway?
Thank you and have a nice day!
Where did you hear this? And can we perhaps get a sneak peek of said paintings?
My initial reaction would be to put them in anyway if they are your best work. I assume you are transferring into their B.Arch so its kind of tough to have a portfolio at this stage that perfectly fits their criteria. I think what schools really look at when reviewing undergrad-admission portfolios is to see if the creative mind and passion is there; they know that its highly unlikely that you have a developed understanding of design to their liking when your just 1 year into college.
You can always try to touch them up a little bit digitally to conform to Syracuse's taste but that's a whole can of worms.
Thank you for replying the post. I saw that on Syracuse's portfolio requirement page, so I'm wondering if that's the same for the other schools too. You got a point there. I don't have a lot of work to show in my portfolio, so I might just transfer after next year. I don't really think what I have now meets their requirements anyway. Once again, thank you.