Sophomore Portfolio Review

Drop-off Deadline
(12–2pm in AB 320)

June 5, 2017

Info Sessions
REQUIRED. You only need to attend one of these three sessions.
March 7 (Tues), AB 320
March 8 (Weds), Annex 160
April 5 (Weds), Annex 160

Help Sessions
(Fridays 9:00am–2:00pm, AB 320)
Sign up for an time slot within that time window. (details further down on page)
April 21
May 5
May 26


Register for The Review here.



The PSUGD faculty will evaluate the portfolios for the rest of they week they are turned in, and will then send you an email when your results are posted on the registration website, and when your portfolios are ready for pick-up.


It is critical that you read the Sophomore Portfolio Review overview booklet provided at the info sessions. Click here to get the 2017 PDF. 

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Dates at the top of the page

The graphic design program will be hosting a number of Information Sessions that will help you in preparing for this year’s Review. We have scheduled three different time slots, which will give you a thorough overview of what’s to be expected for the Review, an opportunity to see examples of work from years past, and information about accessing help from a variety of resources. You only need to come to one of these three sessions.

Please arrive on time, with materials ready for taking notes. There will be time at the end of the presentation for asking whatever questions you may have. Before attending an Information Session, note that it is in your best interest to read the information packet and download the checklist that pertains to this year’s Review.

ATTENDING ONE OF THE INFORMATION SESSIONS IS A REQUIREMENT FOR THE PORTFOLIO REVIEW. You should also be on the lookout for additional emails and posters throughout Spring term announcing important events/updates related to The Review. If you are interested in getting an upperclassman mentor please contact

Dates at the top of the page
You MUST RSVP for a slot!

Help sessions will give you a chance to talk to at least 2 instructors about your work. They can help you select/eliminate pieces and give you feedback on how to develop others. Keep in mind that time will be limited with each as there are a lot of students to see, so be prepared with all your existing work printed out (rough prints are fine) and ready for notes/mark-ups.

Come prepared with:

  • LOTS of work to show—printed out for easy marking up
  • Revisions you’ve already done
  • Ideas/sketches to share for your portfolio format



2014 Student Portfolio Samples
2011 Student Portfolio Samples
2010 Student Portfolio Samples
2008/2009 Student Portfolio Samples
Writing Sample Examples

Please note all have presented their work in different ways…the one element that ties them together is that they focused on showing their work in a format that best highlights their pieces. Some used boards, some used a box, some made a book, some included actual pieces, some included all of these elements. Again, the element that ties together successful portfolios is that the work SHINES.



If you have established a flickr group to offer each other critique, please email Briar so she can put the link here.

For recommendations on where to get supplies or printing done, go to our general resources page. (Illustation by Tricia Hipps)

Grab a copy of Flaunt, here!

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For a tutorial on photographing your work, check out this online booklet.