The portfolio is one of the most familiar application materials for students studying in art. It is crucial to the success of the application, and the portfolio is the most critical one for applying for the art school. For MFA application, the weight of the portfolio can be 70%.
The portfolio is usually composed of a clear PDF document of 20-50 pages or a single JPG file. The school will stipulate the size of the document, such as PDF of no more than 10MB, JPG no more than 2MB each, and no more than 20 pages. In recent years, most British and American schools have only asked to upload a portfolio of electronic formats, but they can carry a print edition.
For international students, a resume is essential. For the study of art graduate students, the resume plays an auxiliary role in the application, and the applicant's photo and date of birth may not be disclosed in a foreign resume.
3、自我陈述 Personal Statement
The self-presentation, or "PS", is also an important and indispensable part of the application process of the postgraduate study of art, which is one of the important criteria for admission candidates.
Often requires a self statement word for 200-600 words, good self statement to pithy choose school reasons, related to the professional education background and project experience, and future study plan and so on several parts.
4、推荐信 Recommendation Letter
The MFA is usually 2-3 letters of recommendation, usually 2 letters of recommendation from professional mentors, 1 recommendation letter from the internship unit. For those who have had previous work experience, the best two are from the unit leader or colleague, and one from the original school mentor. Letters of recommendation are usually 250-300 words.
Applicants for English majors usually provide ielts or toefl scores, and the MFA is usually required for ielts , and toefl is not less than 80.
American colleges and universities usually require that they have the required language scores when submitting an application. When applied to the British colleges and universities, language is not mandatory, that so long as could get out of school before the school required language achievement, even if not up to standard, also can consider to apply for the ielts is higher than corresponding language courses.
The study of art postgraduate students needs to provide the academic records of the university, and the official documents that reflect the academic performance of students in school. Usually includes the names and grades of major courses for each semester. All Chinese transcripts must be translated into English and notarized.
Although it is an art graduate study, the report card is also important, and many schools require a GPA above 3 (equivalent to an average of 78-81 points).