My daughter is applying to the graphic design and communication design program at SVA and BU. Both require at least 3 drawings: 2 still life and 1 self portrait. This are the last items she needs to complete her portfolio. Can anyone offer any guidance on what these schools are looking for from students who aren't "fine artists?"
While she is artistic, she has not spent her high school years in drawing classes, but instead designing. I contend that she can't expect herself to create a still life master piece when it's not where her natural gifts lie or where she has had training. She on the other hand, seems to think they are looking for more photo realistic drawings.
We've googled everything to settle the debate and not come up with any relevant examples (observational drawings from students applying to communication design/GD programs). Does anyone have ANY input or advice?