FAQ Regarding Portfolio Submissions

Are portfolios required of Arts and Humanities majors, including the "undeclared" Arts and Humanities major?

Portfolio submissions are optional but highly recommended of freshman applicants in the following departments: History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theatre & Dance, and Visual Arts.
  • The History Department is accepting portfolios for the following major: History (HI25).
  • The Literature Department is accepting portfolios for the following majors: Composite Major in Literature (LT37), Literature/Cultural Studies (LT39), Literature/Writing (LT34), Literatures in English (LT36), Literatures in French (LT29), Literatures in German (LT31), Literatures in Italian (LT35), Literatures in Russian (LT32), Literatures in Spanish (LT33), Literatures of the World (LT38), U.S. Latino/a and Latin American Literatures (LT40)
  • The Music Department is accepting portfolios for the following majors: Music (MU25), Music Humanities (MU26) and Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts (MU27).
  • The Philosophy Department is accepting portfolios for the following major: Philosophy (PL25).
  • The Theatre & Dance Department is accepting portfolios for the following majors: Theatre (TH26) and Dance (TH27).
  • The Visual Arts Department is accepting portfolios for the following majors: Art History (VA26), Media (VA27), Studio (VA28), Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts (VA29) and Speculative Design (VA30).
  • Undeclared Arts & Humanities majors have the option to submit a portfolio to their preferred Arts & Humanities program.
  • No portfolios are being requested from transfer students at this time.

Where do I go to see the portfolio requirements and submit my portfolio?

Go to artsandhumanities-ucsd.slideroom.com to view the portfolio requirements and to submit your portfolio.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about the portfolio submission process?

How will my portfolio be reviewed and scored, and can I see my score?

A portfolio/audition tape should reflect each individual's unique background and experiences. Submissions will be reviewed by department faculty with the goal of identifying the creative and technical skills, abilities and potential of each applicant. No individual score or assessment can be provided due to the volume of submissions received and the confidential nature of the admissions process.