The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

  • Visual Thinkers
  • Makers and Shapers
  • Lifelong Learners
  • Change Makers

Undergraduate Application

FIRST YEAR APPLICANT

First-year applicants (high school students and those who have attempted less than 17 college credits) must apply for admission to Penn State University.

Penn State Priority Application Deadlines
SPRING: November 1
FALL: April 15
SUMMER: March 1 

A portfolio review is not required for first-year students’ entry to SoVA.  During the first year of study, students will be enrolled in SoVA’s pre-major (AAART).  Students typically enter a major during their second year of study, after a successful portfolio review and the completion of other entrance to major (ETM) requirements.

MAJORS 

Bachelor of Arts, B. A.  (ARTBA)

Bachelor of Fine Arts, B. F. A. (ARBFA)

Interdisciplinary Digital Studio, B Des (IDS)

Art Education, B.S. (A Ed)

CHANGE OF MAJOR AND CHANGE OF CAMPUS STUDENTS

Current Penn State students who would like to change to AAART from another PSU major or campus location must submit a portfolio for review.  The portfolio should include 10-12 images of the applicant’s work and a statement (500 word max.) to describe one of the artworks.  Portfolios are reviewed as they are received and applicants are notified via email of the committee’s decision.  If admitted to SoVA, ETM requirements must be completed before declaring a major.

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transfer students (those who have completed 18 or more college credits at another institution) must apply to Penn State University for admission and submit a portfolio for review.  The portfolio should include 10-12 images of the applicant’s work and a statement (500 word max.) to describe one of the artworks.  Portfolios are reviewed as they are received and applicants are notified by Penn State admissions of the committee’s decision.  If admitted to SoVA, ETM requirements must be completed before declaring a major.

PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION

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For questions about portfolio submission contact Mary Beth Day: Ph: (814)863-5349, Email: mes41@psu.edu

For advising questions, contact Angela Rothrock, Undergraduate Coordinator: Ph: 814-863-5349, Email:  arb184@psu.edu.