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1. Log into MyMadison, and select Student Center.

2. Select Major/Minor Change from the “Other Academic…” dropdown menu.

a. To add a program of study, select Add Major/Minor.

To narrow your search, select the plan type, change the criteria of plan description to "contains" and enter the beginning letters of the plan.

b. To drop a program of study select Drop Major/Minor.

c. To update a concentration for an existing program of study select Add/Change Concentration.

3. After all requests are entered select Submit Request.


You must submit a portfolio to be accepted to our Architectural Design, Art Studio, Graphic Design and Industrial Design programs.  Art History majors do not need to submit a portfolio. 

You will also need to upload copies of your unofficial JMU transcripts.

Deadline for regular decision portfolio submissions: 

Fall 2019: Aug. 9

Spring 2020: Jan. 3


Your portfolio must contain 12-16 examples of work you have created in the past two years, showing your creative ability, visual arts skill and/or design potential.

  • Try to show both two- and three-dimensional projects that use a variety of media.
  • Studio or design projects based on copying photographs or images from magazines are discouraged.
  • Be prepared to discuss your art or design work related activities such as awards, exhibits or art club responsibilities, and your future goals in art.

Accepted studio and design work includes Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign digital media; technical drawings; CAD; digital fabrication work; engineering, metal and vehicle projects; time-based media; and woodshop projects.

To submit your portfolio, click the link to the right and read carefully before uploading your digital images.


Attending a scheduled On-campus Portfolio Review Day is highly recommended, but not required for admission to SADAH.

Change-of-major students must pre-register online and attend an On-campus Portfolio Review Day to be considered for SADAH merit scholarships.

Links to register for On-campus Portfolio Review Day will appear here when they are scheduled.

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