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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 - BFA, graphic design and industrial design programs.  Art history and art studio – BA/BS majors do not need to submit a portfolio. 

Change of Major portfolio submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. The earlier you submit your portfolio for review, the earlier you will receive an artistic admissions decision. Upon submission, you will receive your artistic admissions decision in approximately 10 business days.

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

Deadline for change of major portfolio submissions: 

Fall 2019: Aug. 9

Spring 2020: Nov. 22


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.

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