Student Portfolios

Purpose of the portfolio is to document and a digitally archive for the creative output of the SoAD students. Its mission is to capture, preserve and make available the academic work of students. The archive serves as a:

  • professional practice: students visually documenting their work.
  • record of students work from the SoAD which may be used for educational and promotional purposes.
  • assessment and accreditation tool for the SoAD
  • an open access online resource of student work

Student Portfolio Collection
This database is a juried resource.
The work of selected students are reviewed for submission.

Questions regarding submissions to this database may be referred to SoAD Media Center

Senior Portfolio Criteria

  • Images representative of the senior exhibition, 1 per work. Minimum of 7 individual images required. Detail images and installation views (as necessary) are accepted.
  • Demo reels (for animation, interactive design, or film) must be representative of 7 discrete works.
  • Files prepared: rotated, cropped, cleaned up, edited for runtime and the specified file size and file format (see specs)
  • Images must be photographed properly – prior to framing, not under glass
  • Naming files: a brief name including full extension (.tiff, .tif, .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, mov)
  • Approval required by Media Center Director

Download the directions and specifications for the Senior Portfolio Requirement here

File Specifications

a.     Still images: TIFF (.tiff or .tif) or JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg, or .jpe) (NOT JPEG2000) image formats

  •  TIFF: Minimum size – 1600 pixels x 1200 pixels x 144resolution, uncompressed
  • JPG: Minimum size – 1600 pixels x 1200 pixels x 144resolution, high quality
  • Maximum size for either format: 4000 pixels x 4000 pixels, 144resolution. Do not convert a JPEG to TIFF. This will not increase the image quality.

b.     Website design: All necessary associated files within a zipped folder

c.     Multimedia, Animation, and Video: Use the Quicktime (.mov or .qt) or MPEG (.mpg or .mpeg) video formats. Limit video to 500mb but no smaller than 640 x 480 pixels.