Portfolio Programs

June - August 2018
Date and Times: Based on individual schedule 
Grades:  8 + 

       These courses are designed for high school students who would like to utilize their fine art skills and talent to enhance their college applications or students who are planning to take AP Studio Art in high school.  This course is highly intensive, focusing on building skills and producing high quality artworks to be used in the college application and/or AP fine art portfolios.
        When a highly selective college evaluates applicants, they look at the SAT, GPA, achievements, commitments and personality of a student. There are an overwhelming number of applicants who meet the GPA and SAT requirement. Therefore, other attributes of the applicant becomes very important (sometime decisive) factors in getting your students admitted into the desired colleges. All of these colleges accept fine art as the supplementary application material, along with music recordings, performing art videos and athletic records.  A competitive fine art portfolio can showcase the achievement, commitment, and personality of the applicants to the college admission office.    

Objectives of the program:

  • Get one on one guidance and advice from professional artists and educator.
  • Create a personalized plan and produce high quality artworks for portfolio.
  • Get a head start on your AP Studio Art 

All instructors for this program have had college level teaching experience or are currently teaching in college in U.S.

How To Start:

        Arrange a free consultation with US ARTS portfolio coordinator.  Please email usarts.sd@gmail.com or call USARTS at 858-484-7690
Our portfolio coordinators will review the student's art works and objectives, such as building portfolio for college app as a supplementary for non art major or for art related major, or preparing for AP Studio Art. Students will need to bring in their artworks. 
We will discuss with you the programs we are offering to find the one which best fit the student's needs, your schedule and advise student on how to create high quality art work for a competitive art portfolio.
      USArts has many years of experience helping students creating their art portfolios. Our students create works that reflect the skills, quality and personality that highly competitive schools are looking for in their prospective students. In the past, many students from USArts has used their art portfolio to increase their chances for their target schools, and have got into colleges such as the RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), Harvard, MIT, Stanford, U. Penn, Columbia, Williams, Carnegie Mellon, USC's Animation, Pasadena Art Center College of Design, Cal Tech, Dartmouth, UCLA's art program, UC Berkeley's Regent Scholarship, UCSD's Med Scholarship, etc.

Please email usarts.sd@gmail.com or call 858-484-7690