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Applying to Kutztown University is a two part processes. You must be accepted into the university and into the Fine Art department. A portfolio review is required for acceptance into the Studio Art program. This requirement applies to all students including: incoming freshmen, transfer students and students changing majors within Kutztown University.

Please adhere to the deadlines and follow the instructions for submitting a portfolio.


1- APPLY TO KU

You must submit an application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for admission to the University. http://www2.kutztown.edu/admissions.htm  (Internal transfers can skip this step).


2- APPLY TO FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT

You must also apply to the Fine Arts Department. The Fine Arts Portfolio Committee reviews portfolios on a rolling basis. Committee decisions will be forwarded to the Kutztown University Admissions Office. Decisions of the Portfolio Committee are final.


    REVIEW DATES:









3- WHAT GOES IN A PORTFOLIO

Studio Art students are required to take a core program of studio courses during the Freshman (foundation) and Sophomore years. The Portfolio Committee reviews your work to determine if you’re sufficiently prepared for these core courses.


INCLUDE IMAGES OF YOUR 10-20 BEST ARTWORKS (3 must be drawings from observation).

You can include ceramics, collages, drawings, mixed-medium works, paintings, pastels, photographs, printmaking, sculpture, video, etc. However, you must also include at least three drawings from observation. You should also try to include pieces that demonstrate your compositional and color skills. If you have three-dimensional pieces, you can include two images of each piece from different angles to better represent the total work (second views will not count in your image totals).


WHAT IS A DRAWING FROM OBSERVATION?

These may include drawings of still lifes, live models, landscapes, or self-portraits observed in a mirror. Do not include drawings from photographs, copies of commercial art, copies of another artist’s work, or drawings made from memory. If you don’t already have three drawings from direct observation, here are some suggestions:

    Ø  Arrange some simple objects on a table and draw them (cups, bowls and spoons work well) or draw a shoe form an interesting angle. Illuminate objects with a desk lamp to create interesting shadows.

    Ø  Draw a section of a room interior including furniture and wall features like windows and doorways.

    Ø  Draw an architectural structure in the landscape, like a buildings or a bridge.


4- HOW TO SUMBIT YOUR PORTFOLIO  (ONLINE or BY MAIL)

Once you have been accepted to KU University and you have organized your images for your portfolio - you will need to submit them to the Fine Arts Department for review. There are two ways to do this:


PORTFOLIO  VIA ONLINE

Kutztown University is now using ‘Slideroom’ an online portfolio submission system. There is a $12 fee to use this site (which is cheaper then buying a CD and mailing it).


  1. Go to www.kuva.slideroom.com

  2. Create an account using your primary email address

  3. Select your category of application:

                BFA Studio Art — Freshman Applicants, Spring 2015

                        Deadline: 02/13/2015

                BFA Studio Art — External Transfer, Spring 2015

                        Deadline: 11/21/2014

                BFA Studio Art — External Transfer, Fall 2015
                       Deadline: 02/13/2015



PORTFOLIO VIA MAIL

If you would rather submit by mail you still can. Download and print out a hard copy  APPLICATION FORM and submit via snail mail with a disc or flashdrive that includes the required materials (listed above #3 on this page).


Do not put your images in a Power Point presentation or any other publishing program. All images must be in .jpg format (or Quicktime for video pieces -- five minutes maximum).


Include a printed REFERENCE SHEET, identifying each image by file number, medium, size and date. Included your name on the sheet.

STEPS & DEADLINES for APPLYING TO KU’s B.F.A Fine Art (Studio Art)

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