Fine Arts Division - Portfolio

AR 490: Senior Portfolio

Senior Art Majors will submit a portfolio of their work and exhibit their work in a solo art show in conjunction with AR 490. The senior shows are the part of a capstone course for studio/graphic design art majors. The course consists of advanced studio work, weekly critiques, and discussions with faculty and peers. Each student's independent work with a faculty adviser culminates in the senior exhibition at Vernon Nester Gallery. Seniors are responsible for developing a concept, creating a body of work and preparing it for installation, installing the art show, publicity, and reception. Senior artists will present works ranging from performance to paintings, prints, photography and sculpture.

TH 450: Theatre Portfolio

Senior Theatre Majors will submit a portfolio of their work and host an exit interview in conjunction with TH 450. Student’s work will be assessed by a panel of adjudicators. This will be the final presentation/interview of the Portfolio book that students have developed over the course of their education at MVC.

The Portfolio is a book that chronicles your theatrical background (beginning with your college experiences). Your Portfolio should also reflect any professional theatre experiences you do. Include all aspects of Performing Arts that you participate in (music, dance, theatre, etc.). Include show programs, pictures that illustrate your best work (in all areas), newspaper articles that discuss the show you were involved in, etc. Include a “reflection statement” that discusses what you took away from the experience (what did you learn, what benefited you the most, how did this experience help you to grow as an actor, technician, etc). You may set your portfolio up in your own way – just make sure it looks professional, is organized (chronological order is a good way to begin), and complete.

**Tech Theatre students should include pictures of props, sets, lights, costumes, etc. (anything that you’ve been responsible for designing/developing/building)

**You should work on your Portfolio as shows occur (not scrambling to do the work just before juries happen).

**Include an “audition” section in your Portfolio book. Start collecting audition pieces that work for you. Be sure you have included a variety of audition cuts (comedy, drama, classic, musical cuts, etc). By developing this section you’ll have a collection of audition materials ready to choose from. Continue looking for and adding new audition materials – you can’t have too many.

The Interview panel will consist of your division faculty and at least one guest who has knowledge/background in theatre. The interview process is an opportunity for you to get feedback regarding your audition, feedback regarding your academic standing, and feedback regarding your theatrical work and development. This is a time set aside to reflect on you and your progress in the program.

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