Linda Carson cares about art, and teaching, and teaching art. This is not so much a blog as a growing archive of things she's found it useful to share.
Caution: Linda Carson is not afraid of rude words. Or big words. Or big rude words.
"To greater or lesser degrees, grades, class rank and SAT/ACT scores
count, but admissions judgments for visual arts programs are largely
based on a student’s portfolio of work. That’s true whether the
interest is fine arts, fashion, interior or graphic design,
architecture or illustration. Yet few students have any idea what they
should be submitting when applying. For that matter, neither do
guidance counselors and even high school art teachers; many high
schools don’t even have art classes."
There's good advice for applying to fine arts and to specialized programs. There's also a bit on National Portfolio Day events, which are a great way for students to learn more about post-secondary art programs and get professional feedback on how to get their portfolio ready for prime time.