Discover what it takes to put together a successful portfolio.
The College of Art and Design looks for work that demonstrates both an experienced use of materials and an ability to communicate ideas and concepts with imagination, creativity, clarity, and originality.
Please submit any combination of the following:
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Please submit no more than 20 images or works incorporating photography:
If, after you apply for admission to Lesley, you would like feedback on
your final Photography portfolio, please create a Lesley-specific
portfolio folder on your Flickr page and share that link with
Photography Department Chair, Andre Ruesch.
Your portfolio must be submitted online:
One on one portfolio reviews with a member of the Admission staff or
faculty are strongly encouraged. To schedule a portfolio review, please
fill out this form or contact the Admission Office at 617.349.8800. Portfolio reviews are offered Monday
through Friday and on select Saturdays.
If you are unable to schedule an in person portfolio review, you may choose to submit your work through our Preliminary Portfolio Review program on SlideRoom.
Lesley attends a number of National Portfolio Days (NPD) sponsored by the
National Portfolio Day Association. For a listing the events we are
attending, please view our visit schedule.
If you have questions about your portfolio, you may call the office
at 617.349.8800. You may also
e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need help with your portfolio? Lesley offers affordable, four-week
online courses in your area of interest. For more information and to
register, visit our Online Portfolio Preparation Workshops page.
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