ERIC Number: ED356438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Guidance for Choosing a Career in the Visual Arts.
Reppert, Marjorie L.
This visual art and design career guide is designed to help high school students think about their futures in art and to make choices. The first section introduces visual art and design. It presents advice on broadening one's art experiences and high school burnout. The second section discusses building one's portfolio. It includes portfolio presentation techniques, portfolio reviews, and a sample portfolio evaluation form. The third section discusses choosing one's visual art or design career path. It presents information on exploring and researching career choices, advice from college art students and working artists, and lists sources of information. The fourth section discusses finding the right post-secondary school. It includes information on considering types of schools, questioning the school's accreditation, and researching school choices. The fifth section focuses on keeping a personal record, including basic requirements for most admissions offices, writing an artist statement, and advice from a guidance counselor. The sixth section focuses on interview day. It includes survival tips, questions to ask, and a school tour check-out list. The seventh section focuses on money matters. It includes basic financial information; seven scholarships to apply for while in high school; types of grants, scholarships, and loans available; commercial tuition payment plans; and advice from college art students and working artists. The eighth section discusses art hazards. A letter to high school students from a working artist concludes the guide. (ABL)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Art Education, Career Choice, Career Counseling, College Applicants, College Bound Students, College Choice, High School Students, High Schools, Visual Arts
Remembrance Press, 120 South Market St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 ($7.95 each, plus $2 postage and handling; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A