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Undergraduate Program: Degrees & Process

ARE YOU INTENDING TO MAJOR IN GRAPHIC DESIGN, INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE, OR STUDIO ART?

Portfolio feedback sessions will be held for all prospective freshmen, transfer students, and current JMU students who wish to declare graphic design, interior architecture, studio art as their major (BFA degree), industrial design as an emphasis area within the BS degree, or studio art (BA and BS degrees). Please read the following information that aligns with your current student status.

PROSPECTIVE FRESHMEN:

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.

JMU APPLICATION FOR PROSPECTIVE FRESHMEN:

Complete and submit a JMU application to the JMU Admissions Office by November 1 for Early Action; January 15 for Regular Admission. ALL additional materials (transcripts, SAT scores, and personal statements) must also be received by the dates listed above. Official JMU application forms can be completed on-line at the JMU website (www.jmu.edu).

In addition to applying to JMU, all prospective freshmen are required to submit their portfolio on the school’s SlideRoom drop box jmuart.slideroom.com. The deadline for submitting portfolios as part of the Early Action process is November 1. The deadline for submitting portfolios as part of the Regular Admission process is January 15.

ON-CAMPUS PORTFOLIO FEEDBACK SESSIONS:

On-campus portfolio feedback sessions for prospective freshmen will take place in Duke Hall. The newly renovated Duke Hall is located at the corner of Grace Street and Main Street. Click here for a downloadable map. We would like to know if you’re coming, so please fill out the on-line rsvp form. Prospective freshmen MUST sign-in at the welcome table at Duke Hall in order to have their portfolio reviewed on that day. Late arrivals will not be guaranteed a feedback session. To learn more about specific portfolio requirements, please see Portfolio Requirements.

The dates for the 2014-2015 On-Campus Portfolio Feedback Sessions are:
September 27, 2014
at Duke Hall (Beginning at 9am); please sign in by noon to ensure that you receive a feedback session.
October 18, 2014 at Duke Hall (Beginning at 1pm following the CVPA’s Open House events); please sign in by 4pm to ensure that you receive a feedback session.
November 8, 2014 at Duke Hall (Beginning at 9am); please sign in by noon to ensure that you receive a feedback session.
November 15, 2014 at Duke Hall (Beginning at 1pm following the CVPA’s Open House events); please sign in by 4pm to ensure that you receive a feedback session.

OFF-CAMPUS PORTFOLIO FEEDBACK SESSIONS:

JMU faculty will be attending these events to give feedback on portfolios submitted by prospective freshmen.  Please see the Portfolio Requirements for more details.
November 1, 2014
at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA at the Fine Arts Building (time TBA)
November 22, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (location and time TBA)

SCHOLARSHIPS:

Prospective freshmen may be nominated for a Madison Achievement Scholarship based on the review of their portfolio submission by SADAH studio art and design faculty members.

TRANSFER AND CHANGE OF MAJOR STUDENTS:

All transfer and change of major students 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 transfer and change of major students are REQUIRED to submit a portfolio to the school’s SlideRoom drop box. If transfer and change of major students 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 more information about portfolio requirements, please see the Transfer/Change of Major Portfolio Requirements.

JMU APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS:

If you are planning to matriculate to JMU in the spring semester, the deadline for the university application is October 15. If you are planning to matriculate to JMU in the summer semester, the deadline for the university application is February 1. If you are planning to matriculate to JMU in the fall semester, the deadline for the university application is March 1. Please go to the following website to learn more about the university’s application process for transferring from Virginia Community Colleges, Non-Virginia Community Colleges, Four-Year Institutions, or if you are an International Transfer Student: http://www.jmu.edu/admissions/apply/transfer.shtml

All transfer students (who need to also apply to JMU), are required to submit their portfolio on the school’s SlideRoom drop box jmuart.slideroom.com. In addition to submitting your portfolio, please be prepared to upload copies of your unofficial college/university transcripts as well as your statement of intent. If you plan to matriculate to the School of Art, Design and Art History at JMU in the spring semester, the deadline for portfolio submission on the school's SlideRoom drop box is October 15. If you plan to matriculate to the School of Art, Design and Art History at JMU in the fall semester, the deadline for portfolio submission on the school's SlideRoom drop box is March 1.

ON-CAMPUS PORTFOLIO FEEDBACK SESSIONS:

On-campus portfolio feedback sessions for prospective freshmen will take place in Duke Hall. The newly renovated Duke Hall is located at the corner of Grace Street and Main Street. Click here for a downloadable map. We would like to know if you’re coming, so please fill out the on-line rsvp form. Prospective freshmen MUST sign-in at the welcome table at Duke Hall in order to have their portfolio reviewed on that day. Late arrivals will not be guaranteed a feedback session. To learn more about specific portfolio requirements, please see Portfolio Requirements.

The dates for the 2014-2015 On-Campus Portfolio Feedback Sessions are:
September 27, 2014
at Duke Hall (Beginning at 9am); please sign in by noon to ensure that you receive a feedback session.
October 18, 2014 at Duke Hall (Beginning at 1pm following the CVPA’s Open House events); please sign in by 4pm to ensure that you receive a feedback session.
November 8, 2014 at Duke Hall (Beginning at 9am); please sign in by noon to ensure that you receive a feedback session.
November 15, 2014 at Duke Hall (Beginning at 1pm following the CVPA’s Open House events); please sign in by 4pm to ensure that you receive a feedback session.

OFF-CAMPUS PORTFOLIO FEEDBACK SESSIONS:

JMU faculty will be attending these events to give feedback on portfolios submitted by prospective freshmen.
November 1, 2014
at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA at the Fine Arts Building (time TBA)
November 22, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (location and time TBA)

Please note that an additional portfolio feedback session for transfer and change of major students may take place later during the spring 2015 semester. Information will be posted on the website if a decision is made to conduct this portfolio review.

SCHOLARSHIPS:

Transfer students may be nominated for a Madison Achievement Scholarship based on the review of their portfolio submission by SADAH studio art and design faculty members.

SADAH ADMISSION FOR CHANGE OF MAJOR JMU STUDENTS:

All change of major students, are required to submit their portfolio on the school’s SlideRoom drop box jmuart.slideroom.com. In addition to submitting your portfolio, please be prepared to upload copies of your statement of intent. If you plan to matriculate to the School of Art, Design and Art History at JMU in the spring semester, the deadline for portfolio submission on the school's SlideRoom drop box is October 15. If you plan to matriculate to the School of Art, Design and Art History at JMU in the fall semester, the deadline for portfolio submission on the school's SlideRoom drop box is March 1.

ARE YOU INTENDING TO MAJOR IN ART HISTORY?

Students intending to major in art history are not required to submit a portfolio or additional materials for review, but should follow the regular JMU admissions process.

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