Department of Art & Art History: Portfolio Guidelines

The department recommends that applicants submit a portfolio of their creative or written work by May 1. While not required for admission to Lebanon Valley College, the portfolio will help familiarize the Art & Art History faculty with the interests and strengths of each applicant. In some cases, the portfolio may be used as the basis for placement in specific courses during the first year of study. Portfolios should be submitted on CD according to the guidelines below and mailed to: Office of Admission, Lebanon Valley College, 101 North College Avenue, Annville, PA, 17003-1400.

For Studio Art Concentration:
Applicants are advised to submit a portfolio of their strongest creative work in any medium or combination of media, including at least one drawing. Please include images of six to eight pieces, saved in JPEG format, on a CD labeled with applicant's name. All files should be titled with applicant's last name followed by a number indicating the order in which the portfolio is to be viewed (for example: Lastname_1.jpg, Lastname_2.jpg, etc.). Please include on the CD a corresponding numerical list of the pieces in the portfolio, each containing the following information: Applicant Name, Title, date, medium, size, and a short synopsis of the class and/or assignment. This list should be saved in Word or PDF format (please do not send printouts).

For Art History Concentration:
Applicants are advised to submit one to two writing samples demonstrating creative and/or critical approaches. Samples could be from coursework including art history, creative writing, history, humanities, language arts, literature, music, or social studies. Writing samples should be typed, double-spaced, and no longer than two-pages in length. Include the following information at the top of each page: Applicant Name, Title, date, and a short synopsis of the assignment or prompt. If an excerpt from a longer paper, please indicate. Sample should be saved in Word or PDF format, on a CD labeled with the applicant's name (please do not send printouts). All files should be titled with applicant's last name followed by a number indicating the order in which the samples (if submitting more than one) are to be viewed (for example: Lastname_1.jpg, Lastname_2.jpg, etc.).