Graphic Design College of Design
Portfolio Review




Students typically go through portfolio review in their 3rd semester of the Pre-Graphic Design program. Students must pass portfolio review in order to continue on with their coursework and complete the degree. Students begin with courses in fundamental aspects of visual studies. Below are the five foundation courses that you must complete prior to participating in portfolio review.

You will receive permission numbers for 2-3 courses for your first semester on the program:

Des1101W Introduction to Design Thinking
Des 2101 Design & Visual Presentation
GDes 1311 Foundations: Drawing & Design in Two & Three Dimensions *
GDes1312 Foundations: Color & Design in Two & Three Dimensions *
GDes 1315 Foundations: The Graphic Studio *
Students are NOT to take these two courses at the same time

INFORMATION SESSION  
Thursday, September 28, 2017
2:00-3:00 pm
33 McNeal Hall

APPLICATION DEADLINE 
Thursday, October 5, 2017
4:00 pm
Emailed to cdespn@umn.edu

PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Friday, October 13 and October 20, 2017 
8:00 am-5:00 pm
336, 258, and 262 McNeal Hall

Note: Students must set-up and pick-up their portfolio review materials at assigned times. Refer to the chart below.

 

 

Morning Session

9:00-11:00am

Noon Session

12:00-2:00pm

Afternoon Session

3:00-4:45pm

Set-up

8:15-9:00 am

11:15-12:00 pm

2:15-3:00 pm

Review

9:00-11:00 am

12:00-2:00 pm

3:00-4:45 pm

Take-Down

11:00-11:15 am

2:00-2:15 pm

4:45-5:00 pm

 

 

SIGN UP PROCEDURE

Students must submit the application and an unofficial transcript in order to sign up for portfolio review. No exceptions.

  • Applications were attached as PDF files when students were notified about the details of portfolio review via e-mail.
  • Unofficial transcripts are downloadable via onestop.umn.edu and are also available, free of charge, from OneStop in 130 Coffey Hall.

Please see your advisor with any questions or concerns.

 

Award Winning Portfolios

2013

2012

2011

 

 

Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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