We will review applications for any transfer students who meet the deadlines for incoming freshmen. Or you may declare a BA in Studio Art, and after you successfully complete the first-year foundation courses (ADS 101, ADS 102, AFA 101, AFA 102) with a grade of C or higher you may change to a BFA degree.
The university must admit you before the School of Art will accept you into one of our programs.
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What We Review
- academic records – college transcripts
- portfolio – 10-15 original works of art that demonstrate studio art skills and other art-related abilities
- inventory sheet – a list of the work submitted, indicating title, course, media, size, and date or term completed
Our admissions committee gives greater consideration to your college academic records than your high school record or SAT/ACT scores.
Transfer students who have studio art or art history credits must undergo a separate evaluation of coursework to determine art program credit. In addition to submitting the School of Art application, you also need to submit a portfolio of artwork and course syllabi to determine course-to-course transfer equivalencies.
We recommend you:
- Keep your course syllabi, project descriptions, and sketchbooks.
- Preserve artwork or projects (actual work or digital images) from each course.
- Bring all of your materials for any review process.
- Follow through with any part of the process that was note completed in the first meeting.
- Contact the Andy Beane Associate Director of the School of Art for more information.