All prospective students for the Studio Art major regardless of concentration are required to submit a portfolio, which will be reviewed by the faculty. Applicants for admission into the major must attend one of the scheduled Portfolio Reviews on campus.
The Portfolio Review is an opportunity for potential students to meet individually with representatives of the faculty and discuss their work, ambitions and interest in the major. These informal interviews occur during the review while the other candidates are executing an assigned drawing for consideration in assessing the student’s ability and preparation for the major. Each participant will meet with two faculty members for 15-20 minutes. The remainder of the time is allocated for the completion of the assigned drawing.
Portfolios should contain 10-15 examples of the students’ work created from direct observation, preferably, and using a variety of media, techniques, subject matter, and scale. Reproductions and photographs are not to be submitted, only original art work which best showcases the students’ ability and ambition, with the exception of photographic documentation of three-dimensional work. The portfolio should emphasize the students drawing skills and should include at least one self-portrait and one still-life. Additionally, it may include sketchbooks and Graphic Design work samples along with more experimental pieces.