Arts Resume

<p>Out of curiosity, how much pull do you think an art department has in admissions? I am sending in photographic slides as well as this arts resume, and was wondering whether you all think this is something that I can count on for a "hook". Also, does this format make sense? I listed these under Honors & Awards on my activity profile for admissions as well.</p>

<p>College Board 12 Example Portfolio, AP 2D</p>

<p>Congressional Arts Committee 11-12 Honorable Mention</p>

<p>Long Island Media Arts Show 10-12 Best in Show (10 of 2000+)</p>

<p>Scholastic Arts Competition 11 Gold Key</p>

<p>Look-Look Magazine 10-12 Photographic Contributor
*Four pieces selected for publication in a teen arts magazine.</p>

<p>New York Institute of Photography 10-12 Graduate with Honors</p>

<p>SOHO Photo 12 Featured artist, RNC
Protest Photography exhibit</p>

<p>Photosphere 11 Featured artist, Psychiatric
Ward Photography exhibit</p>

<p>Photo District Gallery 12 Featured artist: “The Vanity
Of Humanity” exhibit</p>

<p>Looks good, but are you going in the Arts Department directly? If so, I think this will help greatly. But I thought you were going into POLSCI? That's like a ways away (but not a direct opposite) of the Arts... :/</p>


<p>And what was that other guy talking about "Ilcapo is a liar" when you mentioned these things earlier? I'm still kinda vexed.</p>

<p>But otherwise, looks great!</p>

<p>It looks good. As far as it being a "hook", I don't know. If you wanted to get a BFA in arts, it might matter, I think. Some colleges specifically don't want you to send material. Some say you can send in things.</p>

<p>For example, if you used your protest essay, the photo of 'Whores for Kerry' might be appropriate if the college does not mind other material. You should call the admissions office to find out specifically.</p>

<p>I'm not sure you need to send in the slides or a separate arts resume. I would do that if you plan to be involved in some capacity with that department. But as simply to show your achievements in this area in terms of admissions, I think having the list of arts awards on your activity/award list (perhaps its own category) that says it all right there. I can tell you have done significant work with photography and that you have achieved significant recognition by reading such a list within your activity resume. I would not have to see the actual photos to evaluate your candidacy for admission. Those photos would matter more if you had intended a major there and wanted to send those to the art department. </p>

<p>But for example, my kids have very significant extracurricular involvement with achievements, like you, and they don't have "evidence" sent in but the annotated resume says it all. For instance, one kid created and directed a musical and while we own a DVD of it, it is not like we sent it in because it is too much to send and actually the resume explains it and the recs refer to it and that says enough, in my opinion. That is just one example. So, yes, make sure this is all on your resume (you said it already is) and group it together to show a pattern and you can always write a mini annotation along with this grouping. </p>


<p>Ilcapo, I don't know if your portfolio, etc., are a "hook," but since I seem to recall you are going ED to Princeton, know that they are really interested in students of the arts who are very strong academically. </p>

<p>Be sure to include an artist's statement. Including the info on both your arts resume and your regular admissions resume is a good idea. Can you explore your involvement in art/photography in one of your essays? Keep in mind that it's not unusual for Princeton students to do some cross-fertilizing between an arts thesis and one in another subject. And as others have said, get in touch with the department; if memory serves, you have met with one professor, but find out who actually evaluates the portfolios and be sure they remember your name and know how committed you are to your work. </p>

<p>I read somewhere that this year the admission committee has a new procedure to create a more effective interface between itself and the arts departments.</p>

<p>P.S. I used to be Aparent4.</p>

<p>Well just an update...</p>

<p>I am intending on doing the Art & Archaeology Program 2 Major, which is an integration of Art History & Visual Arts. Hopefully, I can also major in political science. Most of my art is politically motivated, which I have discussed at length with both my interviewers and the art department professors I have met. </p>

<p>Hopefully it will make sense on the application, as I tried my best to discuss the ways in which art and politics can combine.</p>

<p>Most profs I have met have promised to advocate for my admission, but you know how that is - its hard to trust anyone will follow through.</p>

<p>Also, can I include a 5 x 7 of one of my protest pictures with my protest essay or would that be...odd?</p>

<p>My d accompanied one of her essays with a 5 x 7 that directly related to it. Since she packaged the portfolio and labeled it for forwarding to the relevant arts program, she did not assume the admission committee would even look inside, and so it seemed appropriate to include the photograph with the essay.</p>

<p>Before I thought you were going for political science and did not realize you intend a major involving art. You could then send a portfolio to the art department with your art credentials. </p>

<p>Also the idea that if your essay is on such a topic where you have a photo you took to accompany it, sure, include that. </p>

<p>Good luck.

<p>Ilcapo, Princeton doesn't have double majors, such as in art history and politics. However, there are many ways to combine interests. For example, we heard a young woman on Parents' Weekend speak about how she wanted to do international business but she loved the French department and hated economics. So...she majored in French, but was able to take various courses on the history of the EC, etc., as part of her major requirements. I am sure there are similar ways to combine art history and politics and your studio interests. Here are some of the many students who combine various interests: <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Fwiw, we just received a thick booklet from the admin called "Majors," and it contains the experiences of alumni who majored in subjects other than the top five favorites (politics is one of those five). Art and archaeology was one of those featured in the booklet, designed to encourage students to consider these departments. </p>

<p>If you go to the Politics department website, you can see that they accept cognates from other departments as part of their major. I don't know whether there is a certificate (minor) in Politics.</p>

<p>Aparent -</p>

<p>Thanks for the info! Yea, when I talked to people there, they told me all about the various certificates you can get. For example, a Comp Sci major was getting a certificate in Spanish and Visual Arts....and he was going in to I-Banking oddly enough.</p>

<p>I like that about Princeton, you have freedom to do interesting things, and being recognized for them - without the rigor of major requirements.</p>

<p>P.S. </p>

<p>I did a little statistical analysis, and determined that 46 of the 581 applicants accepted early were ranked outside the top 10%. So there is hope! However, I don't think I will be one of them as I am not a URM nor am I being recruited. Nevertheless...I must retain hope...something tells me that when you KNOW you belong somewhere, it helps your application.</p>

<p>A portfolio of your BEST work is essential for an application to a BFA program. A short CV listing awards is also appropriate. Make sure you get a sophisticated artist to review your portfolio before you send it.</p>

<p>ps That damn posting counter is making me itch!</p>

<p>Agree with Cheers. You would sent your work to the admisssions office so that they can log it. They would, in turn, pass it to the art department for critique and feedback. My son is doing this for photography. Best of luck to you!</p>