Enrollment requires a portfolio review for all students seeking admission to the art program. This includes B.A., B.F.A., B.S.E., M.Ed., and Post-Baccalaureate Certification students. New undergraduate freshman, transfers, graduate, and post-graduates who apply for admission to the art program will be reviewed by the undergraduate/graduate Office of Admission for general acceptance. If accepted, they will be admitted as Art/Undeclared pending a portfolio review. An admission letter will include an insert describing the portfolio requirement and procedures.
The art faculty will review all submitted portfolios and forward their recommendations to the Office of Admissions. The Office of Admissions will send notification to those students who have been accepted by the major. The art department welcomes scheduled Millersville University open house participants to bring artwork along for an informal review.
A well thought-out portfolio gives you an opportunity to demonstrate breadth of artistic strengths and depth of artistic abilities. You may include artwork completed during summer courses, Saturday art classes, classroom projects, and work without supervision.
All potential art majors are required to take a core program of studio courses to be completed during the freshman (foundation) year. These courses include Design I , Design II , Drawing I , and Drawing II. Click on course name for link or refer to catalog for expanded course description.
Portfolio materials will be submitted directly to the art department. The portfolio must include at least 10 and no more than 15 pieces of art. A description of each piece must include title, medium, date, and dimension of each work, in that order. There will be no in-person reviews. You must include an SASE for the return of materials.
The committee will base its judgment on these criteria: drawing, visual organization and creative original thinking. Your portfolio must include 3–5 drawing; two from direct observation. For more information about portfolio review please visit the university’s website.