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Junior Portfolio Review objectives

The objective of the Junior Portfolio Review is to ensure that all students complete and maintain a standard of excellence needed to complete the B.F.A. degree. Specialized area faculty will evaluate the students' works. Students must demonstrate a clear focus in preparation for their senior exhibition. The review is to help the students strengthen and expand their work in their chosen direction.

The Junior Review students in the B.F.A. program will have their review on the first Friday after Spring Break: March 21, 2014.

Number of Works in the Junior Portfolio Review

Juniors must have six conceptually and technically developed works from their area of specialization. These works must be professionally presented as befitting their discipline.  All drawings, watercolors and photographs must be matted with white mattes, and edges finished on paintings. Three-dimensional works must be presented in a manner that is appropriate to the field. The junior review must consist of at least three examples of works from each studio course taken in the current and preceding semesters since their last review.

NOT SUBMITTING A JUNIOR PORTFOLIO REVIEW WILL RESULT IN FAILING THE REVIEW!

Evaluation for the Junior

 Junior Portfolio Reviews are conducted by the faculty in their specialized area. Resulting scores will be e-mailed as soon as possible after the reviews are completed. Faculty comments may be stated orally and/or handed in a written form directly to the student at the time of evaluation. The evaluation scale is one to four. The highest score is four, while three indicates successful completion of the degree. The lowest passing score is 2.5. A 2.5 is a very low score and the student should take it as a warning that their work must improve drastically to pass the senior exit review with a three. If you receive a 2.5, you may consider changing your major. This is not a good score. It is a wake-up call.

Statement of Work

A 150 to 200 word Statement of Work (typed in either hard copy or e-mail) must be submitted to the B.F.A. Coordinator two weeks prior to the annual portfolio review. Suggested questions to cover in the statement are concept of work, process involved, successes in the technical development of the work; placement of work in the contemporary context, artists and sources of inspiration; and reasons for the preferred medium.

Matting and Frames

All drawings, watercolors and photographs must be matted with white mattes, and edges finished on paintings. Three-dimensional works must be presented in a manner that is appropriate to the field.