Bring 8–10 pieces of artwork that best demonstrate your talent, creativity, and skills. Whether you are a traditional student — or you attend a career center, we need to see everything you are capable of doing to consider you for acceptance.
If you attend a career center, we want to see your digital work. If you have traditional work as well, you can bring it, but the focus should be on your digital pieces.
SAA accepts a wide range of portfolios. Your portfolio pieces can be traditional artwork, digital artwork, or a combination of both. Portfolios should include a range of subjects, styles, and mediums.
To schedule a portfolio review, fill out an application or Schedule a Visit. We can’t wait to meet you!
graphic design, digital illustration, photography, web design
We prefer to review digital work on a flash drive.
drawings, paintings, mixed media
We prefer to review originals of traditional work.
Sketchbooks count as ONE piece in a portfolio. We love sketchbooks! Here’s why:
Think about what you’ll want us to know about your artwork so you’ll be ready to talk about it during your Portfolio Review.