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    ArtsCounselor.com – Art Portfolio Preparation & College Admissions Consultant

    ArtsCounselor.com – Art Portfolio Preparation & College Admissions Consultant


    • Listing Type: Service Providers
    • Category: Independent Educational Consultant
    • Sub-Categories: College Advisor
    • Affiliations: Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA)
    • Service Delivery: Online
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    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