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 and transfer applicants in the following departments: Music, Theatre & Dance, and Visual Arts.
  • The Music Department is accepting portfolios for the following majors: Music (MU25), Music Humanities (MU26) and Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts (MU27).
  • 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 interested in the arts have the option of submitting a portfolio to their preferred arts program.

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