Kutztown University

Kutztown University Communication Design

Application Process

The process for applying to the Communication Design Department requires both application to the University and successful completion of an Art Test. Alternatively, portfolios are now conditionally accepted from first-year students only on designated open house dates Oct. 21st (CVPA only) and Nov. 8th in an interview setting with three CD faculty. Space is limited. Registration for November 8th portfolio reviews is made online here. Other questions may be directed to the CD department secretary at 610-683-4530.

Transfer students are required to submit a portfolio of work for entry into the CD program. Transfers are accepted for fall admittance only. To download the 2014 unofficial transfer student portfolio requirements please click here. You must submit an application to receive an official application.

  1. Contact Admissions to apply to the University. Call the Admissions Office at (610) 683-4060 or toll-free 1-877-628-1915 between 8am and 4:30pm EST Monday–Friday or apply online. For more information regarding University admissions requirements click here.
  2. Be sure to specify that you wish to be a Communication Design major on your application.
  3. Upon receipt of your application by Admissions, an Art Test will be sent to you to be completed for acceptance into the Communication Design Department. No portfolios are accepted. NOTE: This year the Dept. will be conditionally accepting portfolios at the Philadelphia National Portfolio Day event. Students will be notified if they are conditionally accepted or still required to submit an Art Test.
  4. Return your properly completed Art Test (follow all directions) to the Communication Design Department postmarked before or on the deadline. The Art Test is the basis by which the Department determines your acceptance into the major.
  5. You will be notified by Admissions whether you’ve been accepted to the University and to the program only after the deadline date. Please do not call the Communication Design Department regarding acceptance. We are not permitted to release that information.
  6. Good luck and best wishes.

Apply to Kutztown University