The Department of Art & Art History encourages students to submit
portfolios for review as part of their application to the college. All
portfolio submissions MUST be done through Slideroom as part of the
common application. Please reference the first-year information checklist for more details.
*PLEASE NOTE- WE DO NOT ACCEPT PHYSICAL SUBMISSIONS- any materials sent to the college will not be reviewed.
The Department of Art & Art History recommends submitting a portfolio that consists of 10-20 images in order to properly assess the applicant. A portfolio can consist of a focused body of work, though we also like to see a range of media and styles in order to have a full sense of an individuals ability. We will assign each portfolio a 1-3 rating* based on merit and overall quality of your submission. The rating of your portfolio, or whether you submit one at all, has no bearing on your ability to take classes in the art department or become a major. A strong portfolio can be a positive supplement to your application. It also gives faculty a sense of interest in the department, and works to open a line of communication.
*rankings will not be made available to applicants, and will only be used as a reference for the admissions process.
Questions about portfolios can be directed to Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Todd Arsenault
Questions about scheduling a visit, or general questions about the department, can be addressed to Art & Art History Academic Coordinator Susie Klimkos
The standard campus tour given by the Admissions Office does not include the studio facilities located inside the Weiss Center for the Arts or The Goodyear Building and Gallery. We highly recommend you take the opportunity to visit these facilities during your stay. The Weiss Center is usually open during the day. Please feel free to come in and tour the classrooms/studios on the third floor.
The Goodyear Building includes individual student and faculty studios, sculpture and ceramic facilities, a drawing and painting classroom, digital lab, photo production area, post-baccalaureate assistant studio, project space, and The Goodyear Gallery. Please stop by and walk around if the door is unlocked, however, due to security, the building is usually locked when classes are not in session. Please contact Susie Klimkos, Senior Academic Department Coordinator of the Department of Art & Art History, to set up an appointment to assure definite access to the building. Susie will be happy to arrange for one of our A&AH Majors to give a personal tour of our facilities.
If you know you are coming to campus for a visit and you would like a personal guided tour of the art facilities, please contact Susie at least two weeks prior to your visit.
Susie Klimkos can be reached at 717-245-1053 or at email@example.com.