Optional Portfolios

The Art Portfolio submission process for freshman applicants who wish to major in Music, Theatre and Dance, and Visual Arts is closed. Please check during the winter quarter (November) for details on admission for next year.

Freshmen applicants interested in an arts and humanities major must complete the UC Application in order to be considered for admission. Those who have completed the UC Application and are interested in pursuing a major with any of the arts and humanities disciplines of history, literature, music, philosophy, theatre and dance, and visual arts may submit an optional art portfolio to enhance their overall UC application. Faculty from our departments will review the portfolios submitted and share their evaluation with the UC San Diego Admissions Office. No scoring information will be provided regarding portfolio submissions.  The optional art portfolio may assist the overall application review and is not required for admission to UC San Diego.

See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.