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Portfolio Camp (Ages 16-18)

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"You may have thought about the future of your education, but what about the future of your creativity?

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University’s (KCAD’s) Portfolio Camp enables you to:

Understand what today’s college entrance portfolio comprises
Take creative risks
Experience specialized tools and new media
Produce creative works
Learn about art and design careers
Emerge prepared for the college application process
You’ll be guided in your portfolio creation experience through a curated offering of art and design skill-building projects, like observational drawing, printmaking, design drawing, design thinking, 3-D design and printing, Cintiq figure drawing, and more. You’ll be taught by full-time KCAD and adjunct faculty, and meet one on one with Admissions staff to review your current work and set goals for your future.

Portfolio Camp 2020 includes over 85 hours of guided studio time, a personalized portfolio review session, group critiques led by college faculty, field trip admission to Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, evening and weekend studio or team-building activities, and several light lunches or dinners. New this year are evening and weekend activities for both commuters and residential campers. Due to these additional activities, it is recommended that students opt for the residential option which includes housing, transportation, and supervision.

Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll receive a one-time $1000 scholarship for the year following your high school graduation split evenly over fall/spring semesters. Additional scholarships may be available upon completion of a portfolio review.

You’re responsible for bringing your own art supplies and for purchasing your own breakfast and lunch daily, along with most dinners. You’re also highly encouraged to bring previously created works of art (or photos and documentation of such) to portfolio review sessions.

Housing, based on double occupancy, is available at a nearby college campus. Housing includes room, linens, transportation, supervision. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available nearby.

As a college within Ferris State University, Kendall College of Art and Design prepares students for leadership in the visual arts, design, art history, and art education; provides innovative, collaborative education that fosters intellectual growth and individual creativity; and promotes the ethical and civic responsibilities of artists and designers, locally and globally. KCAD’s expert faculty and supportive atmosphere guide students to success in 17 specialized undergraduate programs

Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations to participate should contact the KCAD Continuing Studies office at 616.451.2787 x3012. Ferris State University is an equal opportunity institution. For information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit"

Portfolio Camp (Ages 16-18)
  • Times:  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • July 13, 2020 to July 24, 2020
  • Kendall College of Art & Design
  • 50% Deposit: 600$; Final payment = 595$. Housing is also available and is optional
  • Recurring every week day