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Apply to SADAH

You must submit a portfolio to be accepted to the school as a candidate for the Architectural Design, Art B.F.A., Graphic Design and Industrial Design programs.  Students hoping to pursue an Art History or Art B.A./B.S. degree do not need to submit a portfolio at any time. 

Deadline for early action decision portfolio submissions: Nov. 12, 2021

Deadline for regular action decision portfolio submissions: Feb. 7, 2022

➔ For questions about scheduling a tour, the application process and more, contact SADAH's Recruitment & Records Specialist Michael Penney.
Submit Your Portfolio

Your portfolio must contain 10-12 examples of your best work, 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 a link below and read carefully before uploading your digital images.

Register for an In-Person or Virtual Portfolio Review

Attending a Portfolio Feedback Day is highly recommended, but not required, for admission to SADAH. Prospective high school students must pre-register online and attend a portfolio review day to be considered for SADAH merit scholarships.

Register for an upcoming session:

Nov. 6, 2021

Dec. 4, 2021

Jan. 15, 2022

Feb. 5, 2022

If you are not available on any of the selected dates, or you are not able to make it to campus for any reason, you may also request a virtual portfolio review for scholarship consideration.

Virtual Portfolio Request Form

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