Portfolio Guidelines For Application To The Art Department
An art portfolio is required of first year applicants and transfer students for acceptance into our Studio, Graphic Design, and Art Education programs. Students transferring to the Art Department from other departments at PSU who wish to pursue the Studio, Design, and Art Education degree programs are also required to submit a portfolio. No portfolio is required for application or transfer into the BA in Art History.
For Fall admission, portfolios should be sent by May 1
For Spring admission, portfolios should be sent by December 1
Portfolios may be presented in one of three ways. Whatever format you choose, be sure to include information on a separate page about each work including the media, size and date of completion.
- Digital Portfolio: You may choose to submit your portfolio in a digital format. Your digital portfolio should be Macintosh or PC compatible, on CD-ROM, Flash Drive, or emailed as a Zip File, in one of the following formats: PDF files, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Flash, JPEG or GIF. If you submit individual images, images should be a preferred file size of less than 1 MB per image. If you have completed video work that you wish to submit, please submit it in a compacted file size to save space overall.
- Web Portfolios: Be sure to send your URL address. Videos may also be submitted as part of a digital or web format portfolio.
- Physical Portfolio: These may be delivered personally to Art Department office, D&M 207. Please call ahead if you intend to deliver your portfolio and please plan to leave it several days. We are sorry that we are unable to do in-person portfolio reviews.