Art and Art History Scholarship

The Art and Art History Department requires a portfolio review for the scholarship application process. In the portfolio review, faculty look for both an interest in and commitment to art prior to and during a student’s time at Wofford College. Merit-based visual art scholarships are contingent upon a portfolio review. These range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are renewable on a yearly basis.

What to bring to the portfolio review:

A physical or digital portfolio of 10 to 20 works made within the past two years. Work may be sent as either a link in an or brought in person on a Mac compatible jump drive. All digital images should be high resolution.

Suggested works to consider including:

It is not necessary to include all the items listed below in your portfolio, however, students are encouraged to include works that best represent their abilities and talents. We look for evidence of skill in drawing from observation, a sense of color and design, as well as evidence of creative thinking. If works are small and portable, then the originals are desirable. (Large, fragile or complex works should be presented digitally.)

Drawings from observation

  • Still-life
  • Landscape
  • Figure drawing

Design (digital, reproductions and traditional)

  • Illustrations for high school publications
  • Commercial design
  • Page layouts
  • Color studies
  • Self-Portrait (any medium)
  • Paintings
  • Prints
  • Architectural renderings
  • Photographs
  • Images or examples of sculpture or installation
  • Images or examples of ceramics or metals and jewelry
  • 1-2 sketchbooks or sketches

Include a list of all images in the portfolio with the following caption information:

  • Title
  • Size (in inches or feet
  • Year
  • Material used

Provide a list of all art courses taken and short statement (250 to 500 words) that answers the following question. Label this information with your name, email address, phone number and high school.

QUESTION: How and when did you discover your interest in art? Why have you decided to pursue it as a major or minor at Wofford College?