College Corner: Phoebe Potter


Kaelynn Behrens

Phoebe explains her college decision.

Senior Phoebe Potter has juggled sports, with grades and social life in an impeccable way. She discovered her love for fashion at a very young age and has finally decided to pursue it as a career. Potter will be attending The Art Institute of Philadelphia.

The Blueprint: How many colleges did you apply to?

Potter: Four.

The Blueprint: What made you apply to The Art Institute of Philadelphia?

Potter: When I didn’t get into F.I.T. I was crushed and I didn’t really know where else to apply or what other schools I could go to. I talked to Mrs. Adams about this and she helped me look up art schools in Pennsylvania that offer a Fashion Design major. I saw the Art Institute and went to their website and just started to put in my information. I was then contacted by an admissions officer who has helped me throughout the process to get it.

The Blueprint: What are you planning on majoring in?

Potter: Bachelor of Science – Fashion Design.

The Blueprint: What made you chose this specific major?

Potter: I chose fashion designing specifically because I want to be responsible for providing people with an outlet for their own personal expression.

The Blueprint: What job will you pursue?

Potter: My absolute dream would be to launch my own high-end fashion label like Oscar De La Renta or Elie Saab but at first I would like to get my foot in the door by working with established brands like Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James.

The Blueprint: Will you continue to play volleyball.

Potter: The Art Institute does not offer athletic programs but I would love to join a club team or just play as often as I can.

The Blueprint: What do you expect from the everyday social life at The Art Institute of Philadelphia?

Potter: I would expect it to be very cultured and open.