John Baker, Chair
133/143 E.O.Bull
Phone: 610.436.2755
Fax: 610.436.2290


Applying to the Department of Art + Design

All prospective art majors must first apply for admission to WCU and be academically accepted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions prior to submitting a portfolio. The Department of Art + Design cannot review any student portfolios from students that have not been academically accepted to West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Once you have been academically accepted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Department of Art + Design have been given clearance, we will send an invitiation to submit a portfolio to Slideroom, an online portfolio review site.  Students will have three weeks from the date of acceptance to upload the required material. On Slideroom, you will need to register and pay a nominal fee. The following work is required for review:

 

FRESHMAN
1. the portfolio must include 12 example of work in any media (2-D or 3-D) or style during the last two years that represents your artistic strengths and abilities.  A variety of media is recommended.
2. At least FIVE of the examples must be from direct observation (not copied from photographs or other 2-D sources).
3. One example must be a self-portrait.

TRANSFER
1. the portfolio must include 12 example of work in any media (2-D or 3-D) or style during the last two years that represents your artistic strengths and abilities.  A variety of media is recommended.
2. At least FIVE of the examples must be from direct observation (not copied from photographs or other 2-D sources).
3. One example must be a self-portrait.
4. transfer students seeking advanced standing should include examples of work completed in the college-level studio courses to be considered for transfer credits.

Files for upload can be in the following format:
Images can be up to 5mb in .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tif,  or .tiff.
Videos can be up to 60mb in m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv or .mpeg
PDF files can be up to 10mb
You can also link videos. Please do not link an entire personal website. We will not review a whole website.

Students will be reviewed every two weeks, on the 1st and 15th of the month.  The department will send out responses to students as soon as they are available.

If you have questions please email:

Please email artinfo@wcupa.edu