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2018 Alabama Statewide Portfolio Review Day

The UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History is pleased to announce the 2018 Alabama Statewide Portfolio Review Day.

Free and open to all high school students, the inaugural event provides an opportunity for students interested in pursuing an education in visual art to meet with faculty and representatives from college art programs across the state including UAB, The University of Alabama, Birmingham-Southern College, University of Montevallo, and Samford University.

The Alabama Statewide Portfolio Review Day is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, 1-4pm at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, located at 1221 10th Ave S, Birmingham. High school students, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors are encouraged to attend.

To register, please RSVP to UAB Program Coordinator Jared Ragland at raglandj@uab.edu.

Teachers: download a flyer to share in your class and with your students.

What to expect

The reviews provide a unique opportunity to meet and have one-on-one conversations with college art professors, ask questions, and receive critical guidance. Each portfolio review will last approximately 10 minutes. Students are encouraged to meet with representatives from each school. During the review, students can receive feedback, discuss college degree programs, and learn about professional careers in art. A portfolio review is not an exam or competition. No admissions decisions or scholarship awards will be offered at the review.

What to bring

Portfolios should feature a student’s best work and may also include works in progress and sketchbooks. Original artwork is encouraged, but digital portfolios can also be reviewed on a student’s personal laptop or tablet. Access to electrical outlets and wifi are not guaranteed. While a portfolio presentation should be organized and neatly presented, portfolio cases or matted/framed works are not necessary.

While at UAB

In addition to portfolio reviews, the UAB Department of Art and Art History will provide light refreshments, studio demonstrations, and a tour of UAB studio classrooms. UAB campus tours will also be available, and works by UAB faculty will be on view in the AEIVA galleries.