College application is an art in itself. In fact, it’s just half the battle, with the other half the chances of getting into college. However, whereas the latter is beyond your control (since the decision of whether your get into college or not is in the hands of the admissions program), the former is something that you can properly prepare for before making your decision.
There are essentially three questions that you have to ask yourself before choosing the college where you plan on taking up art studies:
- Where should I study?
- What should I study?
- How do I get in to those schools?
By doing your research and taking the necessary precautions before sending out your application to different schools, you will be able to determine the best and most appropriate college to study arts in.
To help you answer these questions and provide you with more college application tips, below is a SlideShare presentation that aims to help students on what to do in order to narrow down your choice of colleges to apply to.
- Figure out the things that you are looking for in a college. Some of the things you ought to consider are the location, environment, living conditions, co-op experience, and more.
- Consider opportunities for disabled students. If you have a disability, then you need to look how colleges will provide opportunities for you once you study there.
- Attend college tours. Attending tours of a college you’re planning to attend to will give you a better idea on what it feels like to be in the campus.
- Explore and open your mind to new experiences. This is the time in your life that you can finally make a name for yourself – to study at a great school, get expose to new people and different experiences, and get out of your comfort zones in order to become the artist you’re destined to be!
Once you have chosen to apply at colleges that suit your liking, you can now begin building your art portfolio. This is an essential submission piece to the college admission that will ultimately determine whether you get accepted to college or not. If you need help with building a winning art portfolio and increase your chances of getting into college, then you will need to hire “The Admission Insider” Karen Kesteloot as your portfolio coaching! Watch the video below for more info!