Tag: visual arts

Insider Tips for Preparing an Art and Design Portfolio

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Former Director of Admissions, Columbus College of Art and Design

A few tips to consider when compiling a college admission art portfolio, so that you might give it the "wow factor" the admission office is looking for. read more

Choosing a Performing Arts School

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Contributing Writer, New York Film Academy

Whether you starred in your high school's musicals or spent your free time acting in homemade movies with friends, taking that next step into the academic world of performing arts presents myriad options. read more

Getting Your Graphic Design Degree

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Writer, Blogger, and Online Editor

Are you in graphic design? Or planning to be? If you're considering pursuing new opportunities in graphic design, check these suggestions on securing and thriving in a graphic design job. read more

The Arts and Business: What Can I Do After College?

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Executive Director, Career and Alumni Success, Savannah College of Art and Design

Art and design students--any students, really--listen up! A university insider shares her insights for the upcoming job search and how you can position yourself for career success so you're sitting pretty on graduation day. read more

Performing Arts Majors and Potential Jobs

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Art in its many forms, all those things of beauty for beauty's sake, may not bring home the bacon all the time, but they certainly nourish the soul. Here we explore the most mainstream avenues of the arts and the surprisingly varied careers to which they may lead. read more

Visual Arts and Design Majors and Potential Jobs

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The beautiful (and functional) things we love come from those with an eye for visual arts and design. And these professionals have an important role in the working world. read more

So You Want To Go To Film School

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Author, Film Industry Professional, Educator at Chapman University

We asked Barbara Freedman Doyle, author of Make Your Movie: What You Need to Know About the Business and Politics of Filmmaking, to explain what the world of crane shots and red carpets is like. read more

7 Ridiculous Myths About Artists

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Assistant Editor, Carnegie Communications

The book "Starting Your Career as an Artist: A Guide for Painters, Sculptors, Photographers, and Other Visual Artists" has a section on myths about artists. These myths can serve as motivation, but may create bumps in the road for aspiring artists. read more

Special College Applications

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Editor, Porter Sargent Handbooks

Whether you're compiling a visual arts portfolio or performing a monologue from Shakespeare, applying to undergraduate arts programs means showing you're more than the sum of your talent, transcript, and test scores. This is your time to tell a story. read more