I visited MICA during the Winter of 2006 and liked the school very much. I am about to apply for Fall 2008 as a transfer student with A.A., most likely leaning towards Illustration (with Painting as a secondary interest).
I really want to give this my best shot for acceptance, and if any current MICA students or hopefuls may have advice for portfolio preparation or the application process I would be most thankful.
I tend to fret over how strong my portfolio is, I think because the majority of the work is graphite and charcoal, few color works in oil paint and trying to add in some watercolor. The content includes still life, self-portrait, figure drawing, and at least one drawing that was done of a college hallway. I also have a few computer-made 2D design works that I'm not sure are worth including?
Although MICA's portfolio guidelines suggest 15-35 pieces, a professor advised to stick to about 20 pieces of my strongest work.
Again, any words of advice, portfolio or otherwise would be most appreciated! Thanks!!