Here are PortPrep‘s art portfolio resources to help students build their pieces for college acceptance in their art or design schools of choice.


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Proven ARTS Answer

This certified video course carefully crafted by “Admission Insider” Karen Kesteloot to prime students with the basic and fundamental information on how to properly build their art portfolio from the ground up.

P.S. In case you’re wondering, this is the course Karen uses to students looking for help with their portfolio. As a result, she has a 100% acceptance rate, which means all students who went through the Proven ARTS Answer has gone to the best art and design programs! Just saying…

The course is available on Vimeo. To find out more about the Proven ARTS Answer, click here.

“The Admission Insider” and PortPrep owner Karen Kesteloot, in conjunction with local artist Garth Laidlaw will be running a summer course to help you get into the art college of your dreams. Each instructor will be teaching a number of courses to help you succeed in creating a great portfolio that will ensure your success.

** The bootcamp has come and gone. For those who signed up, thanks for participating! For those still interested in improving their art portfolio for college, sign up to Karen’s coaching services by clicking here. **

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    Make a Winning Art Portfolio E-Book

    By Marcela Paz

    This free downloadable e-book features free advice and tips on the most important skill to learn before applying to art school, how to compile artworks in your portfolio, why applying proper branding will help your art portfolio “rise above the sea of sameness,” and more tips worth knowing!

Planning on getting into college but are not entirely sure which art or design courses to take and from which university? ApplyKit will match the best schools for you and informs what you need to do in order to get admitted to your school of choice!

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Portfolio Preparation: Your Portfolio is a Visual Essay

This 24-page ebook contains simple and on-point advice from “The Admission Insider” Karen Kesteloot on how to make the most out of your art portfolio and increase the chances of getting accepted to your college of choice. Includes tips, advice, and a case study of a student who got into the Computer Animation program with help from Karen.

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