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Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Mar 10, 2020 7:00:00 PM

 

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design announces a new portfolio-based scholarship initiative for students applying for Fall 2020 admission.

A total of $25,000 in scholarship money will be awarded by the College's Portfolio Merit Scholarships, and submissions will be juried by a panel of PCA&D faculty and admissions staff.

You can find a full list of information and directions here. 

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Topics: Announcement, scholarships, bfa, Bachelor of fine art, admissions, portfolio, Class of 2024

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Dec 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM

A pair of PCA&D students have been selected for an international photographers' conference program in January.

Kennedy Bryant Toomey (‘22 Photography & Video) and Nicole Stoltzfus (‘22 Photography & Video) have been accepted into the volunteer program at the Professional Photographers of America's 2020 Imaging USA Conference in Nashville. They'll join more than 10,000 international photographers in Nashville for the six-day conference, an event that combines conference, trade show, and exhibition, and is the largest of its kind in the U.S.

Organizers, Kennedy says, "choose several students from around the country to participate in order to create networking and connections between big-name photography corporations and students."

Toomey and Stoltzfus sat down to share their thoughts about the opportunity -- as well as their dream cameras, assignments, and inspirations, and what drew them to pursue a BFA in Photography & Video at PCA&D:

 

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Topics: Transfer students, awards, student news, art students, honors, portfolio, internship, photography and videography, Class of 2022

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Oct 24, 2019 1:00:00 PM

When Kay Baier was applying to art school, she says, "I kind of knew what I was doing" when it came to preparing a portfolio -- "but not a whole lot."

And that's pretty typical. Knowing you have to create a portfolio of your work is one thing, but knowing what to include, how to shoot your work to its best advantage, how to make use of less-than-ideal equipment or space, and how to assemble that portfolio, aren't necessarily skills that are automatic or come naturally.

On Nov. 16, Baier will teach Portfolio Preparation: Documenting your Artwork Workshop, a 2.5-hour Continuing Education Pre-College class immediately following the College's Fall Open House. Baier will share advice and ideas, and it's a great opportunity for prospective PCA&D students to document some of their own work using College facilities. Though it's perfect timing to segue from one event to the other, participants can choose to attend either or both events

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Topics: Continuing Education, open house, enrichment, high school art class, portfolio

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