This course focuses on improving the overall quality of portfolios required for application to accredited visual arts programs. NSCAD faculty, Charley Young will guide you through this course with weekly exercises and personal feedback. Topics are based on portfolio requirements for NSCAD University and other national art schools and will include: writing an admissions essay, documenting artwork, and evaluating portfolio content. Studio exercises are process driven, experimental and will help to strengthen problem-solving and observational skills. Each week students will be technically and conceptually challenged by new projects and exercises that are designed to broaden the scope of their portfolio. Students will be provided with individual feedback and portfolio recommendations from their instructor. Class limit is 24 Prerequisite: completion of grade 11 or higher.