Applying for the BFA


B.F.A. Graphic Design Degree Application Requirements


Application to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design will happen through Slideroom with a deadline of Friday, March 1, 2019. Please check back close to the application deadline for the Slideroom access.


Application Materials 

At application time, students will need to obtain an unofficial course transcript from UA Connect demonstrating a 3.0+ GPA, upload two written statements, and a portfolio of work that should include mainly work from your UA ARTS foundation courses, as well as possibly any relevant self-initiated work. We are also interested in your process, so in addition to your 10–15 finalized pieces, scans of process and research sketchbooks are welcome as supplemental materials. Here is the Equipment List for those accepted to the program.

Transfer Students

The deadline for applying to the program, as listed above, is the same for University of Arkansas students and students hoping to transfer from other institutions. There is no separate transfer application deadline.  Transfer students should contact the Fulbright transfer coordinator Pierre Poquette to define which courses will count towards the ARTS Foundations courses (1919C/1929C) and if any may count towards the BFA in Graphic Design courses.

B.F.A. Art Education / Studio Art Degree Application Requirements


Spring 2019 applications due 11:59 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2019

Applications may be made in the fall or spring semester. An informational meeting will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in FNAR 213 with application packets due Friday, November 20, 2018. All applications must be submitted electronically on SlideRoom.

Emphasis areas for B.F.A. Art Education // Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture
Emphasis areas for B.F.A. Studio Art // Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture

Download the Application PackeT

Application Materials 

SlideRoom will begin accepting applications on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

  1. GPA Requirements

    Art Education // University GPA must be 2.5 or greater; School of Art GPA must be 3.0 or greater
    Studio Art // University GPA must be 2.0 or greater; School of Art GPA must be 3.0 or greater

  2. Transcripts

    Unofficial transcript in PDF format from UAConnect. Upload to SlideRoom.

  3. Application

    Page 2 of the application packet - digitally digitally completed or hand printed and scanned. Upload to SlideRoom.

  4. Portfolio

    15 to 20 high quality images

    _professional quality documentation, photographs, scans, or videos

    _images/stills file size up to 5 MB each, video file size up to 250 MB each

    _image information: title, date, medium, course number, course name, and course instructor

  5. Upload

    Visit and sign up for an account.  Enter information and upload files when prompted.