Larry Lee (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), on what he looks for in a portfolio
This clip is from National Portfolio Day 2011. it's good to keep it in mind as you develop your portfolio!
We found this post about the value of an arts eduation spot on. Penned by multi platform artist Adriene Jenik, who also happens to be the Director of the Arizona State University School of Art, for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Blog.
So your son or daughter wants to be an ART major?!
Posted on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 @ 09:46 PM
by Adriene Jenik, director, ASU School of Art
As another academic year fast approaches, I am assisting faculty and staff with final preparations and composing my remarks to welcome new ART students to campus. I can picture their excited faces, and just as clearly, their parents’ worried expressions. With the excitement of college also come concerns about its cost. Majors and degrees that don’t seem to directly track into high paying jobs are perceived as less desirable. Since it is now almost impossible to complete a degree without incurring some student loan debt, the ability to pay off that debt is a factor in choosing a college major.
Given this, I’m not surprised that I am increasingly asked “What’s the value of an ART degree?” The question is popping up with more and more frequency, and this seems a good time to put my answer in writing....
Compelling take on Liberal Arts by William Pannapacker - Introducing the “digital humanities”
Great article deserves this repost.
Link to article in NYT's
A Liberal Arts Foundation
William Pannapacker, a columnist for The Chronicle of Higher Education, is an associate professor of English and director of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholars Program in the Arts and Humanities at Hope College in Holland, Mich. He is on Twitter.
UPDATED MARCH 25, 2013, 11:09 AM
There are no guarantees for young people now when it comes to using college to prepare for a job. The world is changing too quickly to make reliable predictions. Assume that you will have many careers, and that you will need to find ways to adapt your talents to the world’s needs.
I believe the best place to do that is a liberal arts college.
But they are not all the same. You should look for ones with distinctive missions that support your beliefs and aspirations. Whatever your field, consider colleges that offer programs of faculty-student collaborative research and that encourage experiential education in the workplace. Such programs allow students to become actively engaged in their own learning and prepare them to become functioning professionals — with a portfolio of real accomplishments — before they graduate.