every college has different interests as far as what they want to see in your portfolio. no design college expects you to go into your desired field already, otherwise why are you even applying to a school. that being said they look for skills such as:
shading- whether or not you have an eye for darks and lights
detail- your commitment to your work by how much effort you put into it
composition- do you know what shapes, color, etc are aesthetically pleasing
again, each school will have their own system of judging and what they want from you. this stuff isn't as scary as it may seem. colleges look for your more at your potential for growth as a designer and less at what you already know. they want to know that this isn't just something that you've spent a single weekend thinking about. as long as you show them that you can learn and you're commited you're golden.
i'm a design student in seattle
· 9 years ago