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School of Art & Design BFA Portfolio Requirements

With the exception of Art History and Interactive Design for Media, all School of Art & Design majors require a portfolio review for admission. 

Portfolios for incoming students must be uploaded through the program application for admissions consideration in the studio arts programs. To receive scholarship consideration, students must also attend a Portfolio Review Day or meet with faculty on campus for a private portfolio review. 

Students are encouraged to submit their School of Art & Design application as early as possible to reserve their place at a portfolio review day. Upon submission of the School of Art & Design application they will receive the link to our portfolio upload page. Before submitting a portfolio students must already have received admission to the university. 

The portfolio must include…

  1. Personal Statement 
    All applicants are required to write a short essay describing interests and creative, academic, and professional goals. Explain reasons why you wish to undertake university study in art on the application. Students pursuing certification in Art Education should include a statement on why they want to teach art. This statement must be single spaced and printed on a single 8 1/2” x 11” sheet of paper. 

  2. Digital Portfolio Upload 
    The portfolio should include 8 to 15 pieces of the best examples of your art work executed in the previous year.  Examples in all media are encouraged; painting, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, photography, electronic media, life drawings, high quality sketchbook pages.  
    T he images should be  labeled with name, title, medium, and work dimensions.