School of Art, Design & Art History
All prospective freshmen intending to major in graphic design, interior architecture, studio art, or pursue an emphasis in industrial design, must meet JMU admission requirements as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog. In addition, all prospective freshmen are REQUIRED to submit a portfolio to the school’s SlideRoom drop box. If prospective freshmen are interested in receiving feedback about their portfolio prior to submitting it to SlideRoom, they are encouraged to participate in an official portfolio feedback session held either on or off-campus. Attending the on-campus feedback session is encouraged so students will have an opportunity to meet with our faculty, attend an informational session about the school’s many programs, as well as take a tour of our facilities. For a complete list of portfolio feedback dates and more information about the admission process, visit the School of Art, Design and Art History's website.
All transfer and change of major students intending to major in graphic design, interior architecture or studio art are required to submit a portfolio for admission consideration. Participating in a portfolio review and interview is seen as evidence of their interest and potential for future success in art; it is also an opportunity to be considered for nomination for an art scholarship (all scholarship awards are based on merit and vary in amount, up to the full cost of tuition).Transfer and change of major students who are not recommended for admission to the graphic design, interior architecture or studio art major may reapply the following semester.
All students intending to major in graphic design or interior architecture are required to submit an additional portfolio for review after completing entry-level graphic design or interior architecture course work.