Application to the Department of Art as an art major requires submitting all completed forms and a portfolio of no more than ten (10) images that document your most successful artwork. Your portfolio may include any visual work you have produced in high school, private or recreational classes, at other universities, and/or works created without instruction. Only digital formats are accepted provided you follow the detailed portfolio preparation guidelines.
Submissions are due by 4:00 pm. You may submit to the Foundations Portfolio Review two times total.
If you have passed the Foundations Portfolio Review with artwork completed in Art Fundamentals courses, you may be eligible to receive credit for one or more of the core Foundations classes required of all art majors. Go to our Transfer Review page for more information.
Digital cameras and image editing software have made photographing your artwork and editing the images much easier. Images must be prepared/edited before uploading into our web-based portfolio submission system or for DVD/paper application submissions.
Our web-based portfolio submission option offers a user-friendly and secure application process that will allow students to easily manage their portfolio submission. The software offers a comprehensive help section to assist in every step of the online application process. The system will ensure that each part of the process is complete before submission is allowed.
We encourage each applicant to take a tour of the online system by clicking on ”Watch Video Tutorial.” Once you have reviewed the tutorial you may set up your personal login information and begin the application process.
Foundations Portfolio Review requires a maximum of 10 artwork images. You may submit additional images for 3D artwork up to a maximum of 15 total images for all artwork you are submitting. If you submit more than 10 pieces of artwork or 15 total images, your application will not be reviewed.
Images must be in .jpg format, and 4 MB or less for each image. Larger images will not be reviewed. DO NOT use PowerPoint, iPhoto or any other program to submit your images. Images not in .jpg format will not be reviewed. If the images on your CD will not open for viewing, your application will not be considered. You will be notified if your CD is faulty. You must then resubmit to the next Foundations Portfolio Review with a CD that is operational.
On paper, include a list of your artwork images. Include each piece’s title, its size and medium (acrylic paint, charcoal, etc.). Make sure your name is on the paper and include it with your CD and application form.
You may download the form and portfolio instructions here. Incomplete forms or improperly formatted artworks will not be reviewed. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Art at 828.262.2220 for assistance.
Mail your portfolio CD, image list and completed application form to:
Foundations Portfolio Review Committee
Department of Art
Appalachian State University
232 Wey Hall
Boone, NC 28608