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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Files for upload can be in the following format:
*You can also link videos.
Please do not link an entire personal website; we will not review a whole website.