Most colleges require that you submit photos of your work onto their own electronic, user-friendly portfolio platforms. These platforms are usually embedded in a school’s electronic application form. However, you will need a hardcover portfolio for the sake of your work, regardless of college applications. Meanwhile, the hardcover portfolio will serve you as a powerful tool IF AND WHEN you engage in face-to-face interviews and other types of school or work related presentations.
The AAHP highly recommends that its students use Itoya Original Art Profolios. We suggest nothing smaller than 11 by 17. They can be purchased through various online vendors. A quick online search will find you the cheaper vendors.