High school juniors and seniors—as well as parents, art teachers, and guidance counselors—are invited to the School of Art's Open House and Portfolio Review.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Art and Journalism Building
Check-in for review time begins at 10:30 a.m. on the second floor of the art and journalism building, near AJ 225.
11:45 a.m. Welcome presentation, admissions, art programs, scholarships, and portfolio review information
12:45 a.m. Repeat of welcome presentation and information
1:30 – 5 p.m. Learn about the different program areas and specializations
Portfolios will be reviewed between 1:30 and 6 p.m.
A pre-assigned review time and presentation schedule will be given at check-in.
You may meet with our faculty and review your portfolio of artwork in person. This is also a great opportunity for you to visit our state-of-the-art facilities, talk to faculty and students, view student work, and learn more about our 14 majors.
Your questions about our undergraduate programs in art can be easily answered at this event.
Advanced Registration has closed, but you can still attend the event during walk-in registration.
Walk-in Registration for Open House (PDF)
If you are interested in a BFA degree or wish to apply for art scholarships you can bring your portfolio of artwork to be reviewed by our faculty as part of the criteria for admission. Regardless of the portfolio decision, faculty reviewers will provide feedback and suggestions on how to improve your portfolio for the March 1st (Scholarship) or April 1st (Regular Art Admissions) deadlines.
Students applying for the BA or BS degree program are welcome to attend but are not required to present portfolios unless they are apply for art scholarships.
The open house is your chance to bring your actual artwork to be reviewed by our faculty as part of the admission process (versus submitting a digital portfolio).
Presentation of your work is important. Work does not need to be mounted or matted. However, the care and attention you demonstrate can play an important part in a review. You can buy a portfolio case at any art store to protect your work. Since many portfolios are similar in appearance, please clearly label the outside of your portfolio with your name.
Decide what you want to include in your portfolio. You should bring 10 to 15 works of art to this event. We encourage sketchbooks. Work can come from classroom assignments, sketchbooks, workshops, pre-college programs, or work done "on your own" outside the classroom. We recommend you bring at least three drawings from direct observation as part of your portfolio.
Bring your own laptop computer to showcase any digital media at this event. This includes digital video, computer animation, interactive art, and web-based projects. Be sure the work is in a finished format and limit any video clips to two to three minutes. Make sure your artworks can be viewed on your device in advance of the open house. Also, make sure your device batteries are charged and ready to go. Bring appropriate charging cords just in case.