Art and Art History Scholarship

How to Submit your Artwork:

All scholarship applicants must submit 10-20 works digitally in the form of a single PDF or a portfolio website to StudioArtPortfolio@wofford.edu, preferably prior to the Portfolio Review Day. This may include photo documentation of 2D or 3D works, sketchbooks or works produced digitally. Links to time-based media (video, film, animation, performance, web-design, etc.) can be included. Include a list of all images in the portfolio with the following caption information: Title, Size, Year Created and Material. Label this information with your name, email address, phone number and high school. Lastly, provide a list of all art courses taken and short statement (250 to 500 words) that answers the following questions. QUESTIONS: 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?

When attending a portfolio review session with faculty, we would prefer to review physical artwork when possible. For artwork that is 3D, large, fragile or produced digitally, please present the digital documentation to the faculty via a USB flash drive or portfolio website.

Suggested works to consider including in your portfolio:

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, strong evidence of creative thinking and a willingness to challenge one's self.

Drawings from observation

  • Still-life
  • Landscape
  • Figure drawing

Creative Process

  • 1-2 sketchbooks or preparatory work
  • Documentation of process
  • Experimental artwork

Two-Dimensional

  • Paintings
  • Printmaking
  • Multi-media and Collage

Sculptural

  • Sculptures or Installations
  • Ceramics
  • Wearable
  • 3D CAD/CAM artwork

Digital

  • Photography
  • Digital Collage
  • Video/Film
  • Animation
  • New Media

Design

  • Illustrations
  • Commercial design
  • Page layouts
  • Architectural renderings
  • Product/Fashion renderings