P (arianocturne) wrote in sva_edu,

Any graphic design majors here?

Hi, I was wondering if there are any graphic design majors here who could share their experiences at SVA and provide some insight into building a strong portfolio.

I'm currently wrapping up my application for transfer in the Fall. I contacted the graphic design advisor and was told to go half and half (traditional vs. digital work) for a transfer portfolio. I had no problem rounding up my digital work (I have an AA and an AS in graphic design), but am a little nervous about the traditional work. I took 2D and 3D design, as well as drawing I & II, while completing my AA, but I'm only confident in my drawing skills. I do not know how to paint. I was thinking of submitting portraits and still lifes, maybe a landscape or two - but I'm worried that half a portfolio of graphite drawings isn't so great. My digital half includes identity, poster, packaging, editorial/book designs, etc.

Was anyone here in a similar situation? How did you turn out? Again, any insight you can provide would be greatly appreciated!
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