Studio Concentration (BA and BFA in Fine Arts)

Admission to the Department of Art and Design

Program Admission Coordinator:
Dr. Winfield Parsons, 973-655-7350

University Admission Contact:
Erin Samples, 973-655-4331

The Portfolio Interview

After complying with the initial guidelines for applying to an art and design major, the next-step is to participate in a Portfolio Interview.  The Portfolio Interview is an opportunity to present your artistic work in person* to the faculty and is required for all Studio specializations including ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, metalwork/jewelry and sculpture. (Note: Go back to previous page for separate guidelines for BFA programs in Animation/Illustration, Graphic Design and Industrial Design.)

The portfolio generally should consist of the following:

  • Selection of 15-20 pieces of 2-D and 3-D artwork.  (Suggestions and insights of what to include may be found on the  Portfolio Preparation Guidelines webpage.)
  • A Sketchbook

  • Photocopy of your high school or college transcript.

Following the portfolio review, the Department of Art and Design will send acceptance decisions to the Office of Admissions, which, in turn, will notify you of your admission status.

*Note to out-of-town applicants: Where long-distance travel for an in-person interview is prohibitive, the department may explore alternative options of presenting the portfolio. Please contact the Program Admission Coordinator if circumstances apply.

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About the Studio Concentration

Information about the Studio Concentration (including an overview description and curriculum) may be found on the Fine Arts Studio (BFA and BA) Web page.

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