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Art + Design

Portfolio Review

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Art + Design

Address:
E.O. Bull Center, Room 133/143
2 E. Rosedale Ave.
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2755
Email: artinfo@wcupa.edu


Peggy Hill, Chair
MHill@wcupa.edu


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PORTFOLIO
REVIEW

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 invitation to submit a portfolio to Slideroom, an online portfolio review site. On Slideroom, you will need to register and pay a nominal fee.

Portfolios will be reviewed weekly so we encourage you to submit your portfolio as soon as it is completed. The earlier you submit your portfolio, the earlier you will know your results, enabling you to make the best decision for your future college plans. The department will send out responses to students as soon as they are available.

If you have questions about the Portfolio Review process, please email artinfo@wcupa.edu.

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 drawings 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 drawings 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.

Internal Transfer

Applicants currently enrolled in the University transferring into the B.F.A. program must successfully (based on the minimum grade of a C) complete ART 106, 111, and 220. Students are required to submit a portfolio to the Department of Art + Design that includes 12 examples of work completed in these three courses to the Department of Art + Design. Portfolio reviews will be conducted at the end of each semester.

Submitting your Portfolio

Please provide the title, media and note which pieces are your self portrait, from your sketchbook and drawings from observation.

Some examples from sketchbooks are encouraged.

Portfolio’s that do not contain the required five observational drawings and self portrait or that contain art copied from an existing illustration will not be considered.

File Formats

Files for upload can be in the following format:

  • Images: Up to 5mb in .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tif, or .tiff.
  • Videos:* Up to 60mb in m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, or .mpeg
  • PDF: Up to 10mb

*You can also link videos.

Please do not link an entire personal website; we will not review a whole website.