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Art Portfolio Guidelines

In order to be accepted into any of our visual art programs, students must complete an Art Portfolio Review with a Visual Arts faculty member. Your art portfolio should contain the following, but creative alternatives are acceptable:

  • 10 to 15 pieces of your best artwork should be included. Actual work is preferred but digital images either printed or presented on a computer or other method are acceptable and may work best for large scale works that may be difficult to transport. The types of work should be mixed and accurately represent your art experience to date. You are permitted to emphasize a particular media in the portfolio. A portfolio should have examples of two or more media such as painting, drawing, design, print, photography, sculpture, ceramics, digital media, and more.
  • Portfolios should include evidence of observational drawing skills. Please include at least two examples of recent drawings executed from direct observation of a subject. Direct observation does not include drawings done from photographic reference or copies of any kind. We want to see original artwork.

Finally, include some of your preparatory drawings or idea sketches.

  • Please be sure that each piece is clearly labeled with your name on the back. All works should be enclosed in a portfolio or package of some kind that is clearly labeled with your name and complete address.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, contact the Visual Art Program Coordinator, Professor David Porter at or by telephone at 570-945-8465 or by contacting The Turock School of Arts and Sciences at 570-945-8461.

We look forward to meeting with you to interview you and to review your art portfolio.

Premier Art Scholarship

The Premier Art Scholarship is given to our most promising and most talented new, full-time, art students and is based on the student’s art work, as presented in their portfolio. Portfolios must be completed and reviewed by March 30th in order to be considered for this award.

Check out our scholarship options.