Digital Portfolio Guidelines
First Semester ART 101 Design / ART 110 Drawing I - Digital Portfolio Requirements (22 images)
At the end of the first semester, students enrolled in Design and Drawing Fundamentals are required to submit a digital portfolio to their Art 101 Design G drive hand-in folder with the following documentation:
- 10 jpeg images documenting ten drawings from Art 110 Drawing Fundamentals that demonstrate ability to execute gesture drawing, generate a range of lines, model forms using a wide range of values, apply linear perspective, demonstrate knowledge of spatial concepts, draw from direct observation, experiment with various media and present compositional awareness.
- 12 jpeg images documenting all works completed in Art 101 Design that demonstrate the ability to: apply 2-D concepts, apply 3-D concepts, comprehend basic color theory, explore problem solving strategies and present compositional awareness (include Projects 1-6 and one detail shot or alternate view of each work).
Fourth Semester ART 200 Sophomore Review - Digital Portfolio Requirements (30 images)
During the fourth semester of study in Art and Design (or equivalent), students will be enrolled in Art 200 Sophomore Review. Prior to midterm week of the fourth semester, students will submit a digital portfolio to their Art 200 Sophomore Review g:drive hand-in folder with the following documentation:
- 5 jpeg images from Art 110 Drawing I, 5 jpeg images from Art 111 Advanced Drawing and 5 jpeg images from Art 101 Design (one image for each of the five major design projects) for a total of 15 combined jpeg images.
- 15 jpeg images documenting selected completed works from all studio courses taken during semesters #2-#4
- Student Progress Statement (see SOPHOMORE REVIEW REQUIREMENTS)
- A formal written analysis of one work completed in a studio course (see SOPHOMORE REVIEW REQUIREMENTS)
- A corresponding image list of the 30 works submitted for review (see SOPHOMORE REVIEW REQUIREMENTS)
Eighth Semester ART 490 Senior Exhibit / Art 411 Senior Portfolio Review - Digital Portfolio Requirements (20 Images)
During the eighth semester of study in Art and Design (or equivalent), students enrolled in Senior Exhibit and / or Senior Portfolio will submit a digital portfolio to their Art 490 and / or Art 411 g:drive hand-in folder with the following documentation:
- 20 jpeg images of works completed after the Sophomore Review (semesters #4-#8)
- Student Exit Interview (see SENIOR REVIEW REQUIREMENTS)
- A formal written analysis of one work completed in a studio course after taking Art 200 (see SENIOR REVIEW REQUIREMENTS)
Lighting and Camera Positioning
Photograph artwork with adequate lighting. Use a camera flash with caution because the intensity could wash out your images. Concentrated incandescent or photographic lighting is preferred. Make certain your camera is parallel with the artwork you are photographing. This eliminates distortion of the artwork. Also, be sure to use a tripod or a base to minimize movement. This eliminates the potential for images to become distorted or blurry.
Camera Setting and Image Format
A medium to high quality image setting on the digital camera is sufficient. Only include images showing proper lighting and camera angle. After all work has been photographed, download the images to a computer and save them in jpeg format (1200 pixels at the largest dimension). Jpegs images will be submitted in this format for each portfolio (johndoe1.jpg, johndoe2.jpg, etc).
When taking images make certain camera is at 90 degrees (perpendicular) to the artwork.
A) Artwork on wall
B) Spot lamps
C) Digital camera