What should I include in my portfolio to apply to design school?

I’m applying for Parsons (interior design) School. Does the portfolio have to include everything Interior design related or is it okay if I include some of my sketches and art which are not Interior design related?


You can and should include sketches and other things. Parsons isn’t looking for Interior Designers, that’s what they’ll be teaching you. They’re looking to see if you have a genuine interest in design and any sense of the fundamentals: balance, color theory, shape, scale, etc.

If a program wants something specific than they generally will have some sort of additional criteria or clearly stated things to include in the portfolio. The Cooper Union for example has a home test they include as part of the application which is separate from Portfolio.

Having said that I also want to let you know that Interior Design is a very tough degree and Parsons isn’t an accredited school. You might want to consider others instead.

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