Undergraduate Program: How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in the School of Art, Design, and Art History!
Our process is unique in that students interested in majoring in Architectural Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, or Studio Art must submit a portfolio through SlideRoom in addition to James Madison University's application process.
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.
All students (Art, Design, and Art History) are encouraged to attend an on-campus Portfolio Review and Interview Day to be considered for scholarships. If you are unable to attend one of our Portfolio Review Days and would still like to apply for a scholarship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for alternate arrangements.
To learn more, please visit the appropriate page:
Students wishing to be considered for a scholarship to SADAH are required to attend an On-Campus Portfolio Review Day and Scholarship Interview and submit additional materials through Slideroom.
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, and attend an On-Campus Scholarship Interview session.
There are no additional forms or separate applications to fill. Scholarships are based on the On-Campus Portfolio Review and/or Interview.
For more information regarding awards available, please visit our Scholarship page.
OFF-CAMPUS PORTFOLIO FEEDBACK SESSIONS:
Again, scholarships are only awarded to On-Campus Portfolio Review Day and Scholarship Interview applicants. If unable to attend an On-Campus session, Off-Campus Portfolio Feedback Sessions are held in the Fall semester for prospective students to meet our faculty and gain professional feedback on their physical portfolio prior to applying to the School of Art, Design and Art History. There are two off-campus portfolio review days:
- October 31, 2015 - National Portfolio Day - Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, Va
- November 21, 2015 - National Portfolio Day - Corcoran School of Art and Design, GWU - Washington, DC
You can complete the on-line rsvp form here.