Graduate School Admissions Counseling

Take the Leap: Apply to Graduate Programs in the Arts

Ready to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree? Take the skills you developed as an undergraduate and focus on creative and career advancement. Portfolio College Counseling will work with you to develop a strategic plan centered on your needs, abilities, and educational and career objectives. You’ll confidently complete your graduate school applications with our knowledge and guidance.

Applying to graduate school has significant differences from applying as an undergraduate. Graduate applications demand students be more intentional with their goals and clear in their personal statements. The graduate portfolio must accurately represent you and document your conceptual and creative skills. Let us guide you through the process with the level of support you need.

When you work with PCC, you can expect our graduate school portfolio consultants to: 

  • Help you make a balanced list of programs to consider
  • Ensure you’re informed of important application deadlines
  • Help you prepare your application materials for submission
  • Advise you on the pieces you should include in your artistic portfolio 

All our team members have studied art and design, so we understand what colleges look for in their applicants. We can help you build an application that highlights your unique talents and makes you stand out from the crowd. 

What Goes into an Art or Design Application for Graduate School? 

Aspiring master’s or doctorate students are expected to submit applications that highlight their talents. While the application requirements may vary depending on the programs and colleges you’re applying to, you will generally be asked to share: 

  • Academic materials from your undergraduate studies
  • An artistic portfolio that showcases your strengths as an artist
  • Supplemental essays
  • A resume with information about your professional history

It can become overwhelming and time-consuming to apply for a graduate program. PCC aims to help prospective students feel less stressed throughout the application process. 

Types of Graduate Programs You May Consider

There are many artistic niches you can study as a post-graduate student. At PCC, we’ve helped aspiring graduate students apply for programs such as: 

  • Film
  • Animation/Digital Art
  • Fashion Design
  • Arts Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Fine Arts/Studio Art
  • Industrial Design
  • Architecture 

We can also discuss any other programs you’re considering. Ultimately, the program and college you choose depends on your goals, interests, and skills. 

Work on Your Graduate School Application with PCC

Our graduate school portfolio consultants guide students who want to pursue their master’s or doctorate degrees. Working with our advisors can make the application process more organized so you can feel confident in your final submission.
We provide a complimentary 20-minute consultation to introduce ourselves and learn about you. Let us create a unique plan to guide you through your graduate school applications. 

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Let's Connect

Finding the right college counselor is the key step in a successful college planning process. To help decide whether our services are the best path forward for students, we offer a 20-minute, complimentary phone meeting to introduce ourselves, get to know you and explain our process. Afterward, we’ll prepare a written proposal to outline our plan for working with you, that includes a suggested sequence and associated fees. Each plan for counseling is customized, based on the student’s abilities, skills and educational objectives.