Overview

Art Portfolio Preparation & College Admissions Counseling by Barry Beach - Portfolio prep is my specialty, with 11 years experience in portfolio preparation and college admissions for students applying to art programs. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, my students are accepted to top programs.

I help visual arts students decide which college programs fit their needs, create portfolio artwork, photograph artwork and digitally edit portfolios to use in college applications, whether for colleges of art or universities. I offer the following services for students applying to college programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels:

Portfolio Preparation Services for Visual Artists, Designers, Animators and Architects

Fair and honest constructive critique about current artistic development

Portfolio preparation advice - selecting strongest works for portfolio and explaining why

Suggestions for improving portfolio • Individualized assignments to create portfolio art

Course recommendations to develop portfolio at high school, pre-college programs, and other institutions

Pre-college summer program suggestions and application assistance

Customizing portfolios to match each college application

Professionally portfolio photography, image cleaning and editing

Resizing digital images for each application

Specialized College Advising Services for for Visual Artists, Designers, Animators and Architects

Discuss differences between art and architecture programs to help students decide which is best for them

Help students evaluate whether a liberal arts college, university or a college of art is best for them

Help studends decide which college degree(s) are best suited for their interests

Help students decide which colleges they are interested in 

College major guidance - which area(s) of study using interest profiling and research

Developing a college list and narrowing choices to find a good “fit” based on interests

Reviewing college essays and making suggestions for improvement

Providing financial aid and merit aid information

Assisting with the college transfer process

Professional Services for Visual Artists

Artwork photography services

Artist residency information and research - finding residencies that fit the needs of each artist.

Artist statement review- helping artists express their visual ideas with words.

Applying to MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) programs - finding programs that fit the needs of each artist

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