Creative Options for Creative Kids

AMDA

What is AMDA?
Celebrating over 50 years as one of America’s premier conservatories for the performing arts, AMDA offers four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees and intensive two-year Conservatory Professional Programs. AMDA combines rigorous, multi-disciplinary training with a strong academic curriculum to give students the knowledge and skills for success.

National Portfolio Day Association

What is National Portfolio Day?

National Portfolio Day is an event specifically for visual artists and designers. It is an opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.  Representatives will be available to review your artwork, discuss their programs and answer questions about professional careers in art.  High school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

National Portfolio Day serves a variety of purposes.  Most importantly, it is designed to help further the artistic development of young artists by bringing together experienced college representatives to review artwork and offer feedback.  We understand that some people make certain kinds of art more successfully than others.  Don’t be discouraged if you see work that is “better” than yours.  A National Portfolio Day may be the first time you have seen so many people in one place who all share a powerful commitment to the arts.  The experience is a small taste of what a professional art program can be like.

National Portfolio Days are also about the exchange of information about your work, yourself, your college plans, and your concerns.  This is not an examination or competition.  The college representatives are pleased to talk about their programs with you and can be most helpful when discussing your artwork.  Your portfolio should include your best and most recent work, but it can also include works in progress, sketchbooks and tear sheets.  You’ll hear many different opinions of your work.  Don’t hesitate to explain how you develop your ideas and where you want to go with them.  No admissions decisions or scholarship awards will be offered to you at National Portfolio Day.  Some colleges represented may accept your portfolio as the visual portion of your application.  Other colleges have restrictions that prohibit them from making a definite portfolio decision at the time of your review.  We urge you to discuss your work with as many representatives as possible.

http://www.portfolioday.net/

Portland Performing and Visual Arts Fair

Free and open to the public, National College Fairs and Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs allow students to interact with admission representatives from a wide range of postsecondary institutions.

More info is online at http://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/default.aspx.

Location: Portland Art Museum

Unified Auditions

The Unified Auditions allow students to auditions for numerous university programs in one location over the course of a few days.  This saves the student time and money and also allows the university to hear a wider range of students than they otherwise may see on campus

Resources – The College Audition Blog

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