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.
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.
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
SlideRoom will begin accepting applications on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
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
Unofficial transcript in PDF format from UAConnect. Upload to SlideRoom.
Page 2 of the application packet - digitally digitally completed or hand printed and scanned. Upload to SlideRoom.
Portfolio15 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
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