Cost-Cutting Moving Advice for College Students

Cost-Cutting Moving Advice for College Students

Going away from home to live at a residence or nearby apartment in college can be an exciting time in your life. Early on there is a sense of fear, of being away from your family and not knowing what to expect in college.  There is also an air of exhilaration – this will be…

6 Necessary Questions to Ask on College Tours

6 Necessary Questions to Ask on College Tours

When going on different campus tours, make the most out of your visits by asking lots of questions to the student body. The tour will only show you bits and pieces of the campus and the program you plan on attending, which is why it is advisable to always go beyond what you see and…

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A Brief Guide on College Campus Tours

If your child wants to attend an art or design program in college after their senior year then it is in their best interest that you, as a parent, help them get there. The problem is that many parents have no clue on where to start or how to help their child. At the very start,…

The Biggest Reason Why You Haven't Gotten Good Grades in High School

The Biggest Reason Why You Haven’t Gotten Good Grades in High School

Are you a senior high school student with dreams of an art or design career? Your passion and brilliance in your creative field won’t be enough to get you accepted into the best arts colleges. Unfortunately in these highly sought after programs, grade point averages are an important deciding factor. You would hope that having…

When you are attending an art or design school far away from your homeland, read this post to decide where to stay, at a residence hall or an apartment?

Comparing Residence Halls and Apartments: Where Should You Live in College?

When students get accepted to art or design programs near their hometown, they have the luxury of staying at home. It’s a great way to save significant sums on housing. But for most students a major move is usually required to a neighboring city or even out of their state to be near the college…

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PortPrep Fulfills Another Student’s Dream, Gets Her into College!

Karen’s 100% acceptance rate lives on! A student named Zoë came to me this summer to get a rush job on a portfolio done so she could start college in Sept. She was putting in a late application to Humber College to study Interior Design. She needed a portfolio of five pieces but she had never…

How an Artist with Bipolar Disorder Overcame Her Disabilities and Found Success

How a Bipolar Artist Overcame Her Disabilities and Found Success

In this post, we have the privilege to introduce to you Elaine Asplind Russell, a professional artist who overcame her disability and has carved a niche for herself in the art industry. Below is her words of wisdom on how she used art as a platform to showcase her skills and to empower art students…

The Fundamentals of Figure Drawings for Your Art Portfolio

The Fundamentals of Figure Drawings for Your Art Portfolio

This article is a guest post from Kenzo Fry of lovelifedrawing. If you are an art student applying for fine art, fashion design, illustration or animation then having figure drawing in your entrance art portfolio are a must. In some fields showing a near mastery is essential to gaining acceptance particularly in animation and entertainment…