Saturday, February 8, 2014, 12 to 4 p.m.
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Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex (EV)
6th floor, 1515 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal
Are you interested in studying fine arts but aren't sure if your artwork measures up? Then come to Portfolio Day to get one-on-one constructive feedback about your work from faculty members and current students of Concordia's Faculty of Fine Arts.Video
Portfolio Day is not a competition or an interview - it's an invaluable opportunity to see if you're on the right track, to find out more about the fine arts programs offered by Concordia, to discuss your goals, and to ask about possible career paths.
You'll meet other prospective students, too, who share your passion for creating. Keep in mind that there will be people with a wide variety of skills and experience. Don't be discouraged if you see work you think is "better" than yours; everyone has a different creative journey. Portfolio Day can be a little bit intimidating - but it can also be inspirational!
Open to those considering either the undergraduate or graduate programs at Concordia, Portfolio Day helps you prepare a strong application and increase your chances of being accepted.
Do make sure to come early! You'll be able to speak with more professors and have a more rounded experience if you leave yourself plenty of time. Please note that newcomers will not be permitted after 3 p.m.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring to Portfolio Day?
Bring your most recent and best work, but you can also include work in progress and sketchbooks. Bring your original artwork whenever possible, and don't spend time and money matting or framing - the work itself is what is of interest. Works that are too large or too fragile to transport may be presented as photographs or in digital form. (A limited number of computer stations will be available.)
Bring an open and curious state of mind, too! This is the perfect time to talk about your artwork, and your academic and career aspirations.
My portfolio is incomplete. Can I still attend?
Absolutely! This is your chance to see if you're on the right track. You'll be able to receive feedback on your work in progress and ask questions about our programs and portfolio requirements.
What kinds of questions could I prepare?
It's important to have a conversation with the professors reviewing your portfolio. They have a lot of knowledge and experience to share with you (and it doesn't hurt if they get to know you a bit!)
Here are some questions to help you get the ball rolling: