Graphic Design Major

STEP 1: Portfolio Submission Requirements
Portfolio Content
  • Still Life drawing using charcoal
  • Self-Portrait using graphite pencil: draw yourself by looking into a mirror
  • Contour Line drawing of your shoe using a ballpoint pen
  • Colored Landscape Painting using watercolor, acrylic, or oil paint
  • Additionally, Graphic Design major applicants must submit a collection of 3 to 5 graphic design logos, ads, T-Shirt designs, posters, and Photoshop or Illustrator work.

PLEASE NOTE*

ANY DIGITAL EXAMPLES MUST BE IN A FOLLOWING, APPROPRIATE FORMAT: JPG, PNG, MOV, MP4. DIGITAL EXAMPLES WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ON A FLASH DRIVE ONLYNO IPAD, LAPTOP, OR PHONE WILL BE HANDLED OR LOOKED AT.

Portfolio Description

A portfolio consists of 7-10 pieces of artwork representing the student’s best work. Only original artwork will be accepted without copyright infringement. Do not submit a photograph or photocopy of a drawing or painting. All pieces should be organized and carried in a purchased or homemade portfolio. 

INCLUDE YOUR MAGNET # ON THE BACK OF EACH ARTWORK.

Portfolio Review by Committee

The committee will review each portfolio looking for the specific requirements outlined above. All works must be dry if painted or spray fixed if pastel, charcoal or graphite. The committee will also be evaluating a student's ability to create original brand identities or logos and how a student utilizes layout, color, images, and typography when creating design work. 

STEP 2: Skill Demonstration

Students receive a “brief” from a company describing their goals and message.

For the skill demonstration, students must:

  • draw thumbnails of different logo ideas

  • design a final logo based on specific boundaries

  • apply the requirements of a deliverable for the same company (ex. Poster, packaging, advertisement) showing consistency of color, shape, and choice of typography.

Neatness, craftsmanship, and originality are important in the work process.

Skill Demonstration Review by Committee

The committee will be reviewing a student's ability to create original brand identities or logos. Also, the committee will be evaluating a student's ability to use page layout and art placement when working with various elements.  

Essay Questions:

  1. Why do you want to attend the Las Vegas Academy? 

  2. Describe two characteristics that make you a unique student? 

    Students may answer these questions in advance and bring a printout to the audition: 

Please email questions to:

stroua@nv.ccsd.net