Selective Admissions

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Spring 2020 School of Art

Guidelines for Selective Admissions 
Every student who has finished their foundations courses and are prepared to progress to a major in the School of Art must submit an application through Slideroom as part of the Selective Admissions process. The Spring 2020 deadline to apply is TBD in April 2020. 

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Admission into the areas of Ceramics, Digital Art, Graphic Design, Painting & Drawing, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture is selective. Students seeking admission into these curricula are required to apply for admission. This process takes place once per year at the end of the spring semester. Students wanting to apply should first read the below guide then complete the application at

A student may apply to multiple areas for admission, and will indicate which areas and rank their choices in the application form. Students seeking a minor in any of the areas listed above do not need to recomplete the Slideroom submission for consideration. Please note Graphic Design and Photography require a physical portfolio submission in addition to the Slideroom application.

Although the College of Art & Design requires students maintain at least a 2.0 GPA, the competitive nature of the selective admissions process means that a higher GPA is almost always necessary.

Contact the faculty Area Coordinator in your area/s of interest for more information:

Ceramics                    Andy Shaw       

Digital Art                  Derick Ostrenko

Graphic Design         Lynne Baggett   

Painting & Drawing             Ed Smith

Photography              Kristine Thompson

Printmaking              Leslie Koptcho

Sculpture                   Loren Schwerd

2020 School of Art Selective Admissions Guidelines (coming soon)
2020 Complete Graphic Design Selective Admissions (coming soon)

Students can pick up a copy of the Guidelines in the Art Office, 220 Design Building.