Why does the School have a Sophomore Portfolio Review?

Sophomore Portfolio Review is a process that provides an opportunity for the VCD faculty to review the entirety of a student’s studio coursework to date. The review is an assessment measure that has proven successful in determining a student’s overall preparedness for junior-level work and provides feedback as to next steps if areas of weakness are determined.

For VCD majors, the Sophomore Review is also the point when faculty members determine if the student should continue in the BA or BFA program. For Photo-Illustration majors, the Sophomore Review contains both a review of creative work and an examination of photo technology.