Freshman Portfolio Sophomore Review

Sophomore Portfolio Review


The Sophomore Portfolio Review is held once a year in June and is a process of reviewing student work and identifying those that are the most ready to go on into junior year. To qualify for this review a student must complete the freshman and sophomore blocks of courses (see Curriculum).

A maximum of 12 students are accepted yearly into the junior program and we reserve the right to select less than 12. Typically, 18 to 28 students apply each year for the review.

Portfolio requirements for WWU 's ID program:

  1. Cover page with name, home address, GPA, and photo on the lower right hand side.
  2. One page design statement. This statement may explain why student desires to pursue Industrial Design as a career, their goals, intentions, design philosophy, etc.
  3. A résumé with work history and past university or college experience and high school.
  4. A portfolio consisting of no more than (7) pieces of the student's best work. Work should represent the student's capabilities and skills in industrial design as well as art, engineering, CAD, other computer skills, photography, and any other related field. Original work is preferred unless the project is too large to bring in; then photographs or graphic reproductions will suffice. Each student must show examples of the following:
    • Perspective booklet completed in ETec 311
    • Hand rendering/sketching examples that show creativity
    • At least one Sophomore ID project
    • Evidence of computer skills (preferably part of an original project)
    • Sketchbook(s) that demonstrate the students thought process, sketching abilities, and creativity.

Two weeks prior to the review, hand the following things in to the Engineering Technology office:

  1. Academic transcript(s) that show all classes taken from all universities with grades listed.
  2. A list of classes yet to be taken in the junior and senior year and a schedule of when they are to be taken. Must have 90 credits or less remaining to graduate and a written plan to complete the classes. A promise to attend summer school during the following summer does NOT count toward the 90 credits.
  3. The following courses must be completed with C- or better grade at the end of the Spring Quarter of the review:
    • ID 110, 120, 130, 210, 220, 230, 310, 320
    • One art history course
    • Math 114, 115 or 118
    • Phys 114, 115