Jan 05 2009Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc Getting into this prestigious school seems to be slightly easier now, especially if you are applying as a freshman. Do take drawing classes, art classes, design classes, painting classes or such prior to applying. That should strengthen your basics.
If you are applying as a transfer student, be sure to have a considerable body of work related to the major that you want to go into be it in technical or conceptual. Male
May 26 2008Art & Design Department I dunno- I just put some still lifes into my portfolio and I got in. It's supposed to be really competitive, but the two other people I know who got in both cheated by copying all of their drawing work and never got caught, so it can't be all that difficult. SAT: 2140 Female
Feb 20 2008Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc I transferred into RISD. I did the summer program the summer before my application was due and got good grades, which I'm sure helped. Worry firstly about your portfolio. If you're truly creative, they'll let you in. Some of the most creative students here are not "academic", but I'm sure RISD would prefer the whole package.
Don't submit anime, cartoons, tags, or any other "low art" in your portfolio. Life drawing is good, both academic and stylized. There are 2 good strategies for your portfolio: have a variety of work and technical processes, or focus your portfolio on one technique in depth. Also, make everything look professional. Buy some nice paper for your resume and statement and pick a nice layout and font. It's a design school-- they pay attention to stuff like that.
Nov 04 2007Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc Read the advice on this website and others. My HS art teacher was very helpful with my portfolio, but if yours isn't keep these things in mind:
- Show VARIETY of traditional mediums (paintings, drawings, etchings, sculpture)
- If you WANT to, include SOME design-based mediums (photography, computer art)
- include mostly art FROM life; examples of linear perspective, depth, correct color and tonal value. Art schools love still lives and figure drawings, even if you find them boring to produce.
- Study for the ACT or SAT and try to graduate with a 3.0 gpa or higher (I had a 3.8). This school cares about liberal arts and study habits. - Worry about the 3 pencil drawings, but worry about YOUR portfolio more. I saw some CRAPPY pencil drawings my freshman year, and those students were excepted.
Don't apply to this school if you don't like to work. ACT: 29 Female