Print Media Portfolio

This page contains best practices for assembling a portfolio for the Print Media concentration. Utilize the suggestions on this page, as well as the ‘general best practices’ listed on the main portfolio application page, to compile your best work into your portfolio.

Many applicants will include projects completed in art and design courses at their high school or community college in their portfolios. If your educational background lacked Print Media focused courses or opportunities, don’t let the absence of Print Media specific work discourage you from applying to the Print Media concentration. Chances are, if you’re applying to the Print Media concentration at UMBC, you are already creating Print Media centered personal work of your own.


Print Media portfolio best practices:

  • We especially encourage artwork that is created on paper (such as printmaking, paintings, collages, photography) and paintings on canvas or wood.
  • If you have no visual works or lack enough, you can include creative writing such as poetry, short stories, and scripts, but prioritize visual work.

If you are uncertain if your creative work is suitable for application into the Visual Arts Department, take pictures of your work (photos will your cell phone will do) and send them to our Undergraduate Program coordinator, Kelley Yang (