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1. Submit Change of Major Form

  1. Log into MyMadison and select Student Center.
  2. Select Major/Minor Change from the “Other Academic…” dropdown menu.
    • To add a program of study, select Add Major/Minor; to drop, select Drop Major/Minor.
    • To update a concentration for an existing program of study select Add/Change Concentration.
  3. After all requests are entered, select Submit Request.

2. Apply to SADAH

  1. 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.
  2. You will also need to upload copies of your unofficial JMU transcripts.

Our programs are competitive and you may be waitlisted.

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

First-year portfolio deadlines

  • Early Action: Friday, Nov. 11, 2022
  • Regular Decision: Monday, Feb. 6, 2023

Transfer/Change of Major portfolio deadlines

  • Spring 2023: Friday, Oct. 7, 2022
  • Fall 2023: Friday, March 3, 2023

Portfolio Feedback Days

Attending an on-campus or virtual Portfolio Feedback Day is required for consideration for SADAH merit scholarships and highly recommended for admission Registration will close one week prior.

In person

  • Oct. 29, 2022 
  • Nov. 5, 2022 
  • Jan. 21, 2023
  • Feb. 4, 2023

Virtual (over Zoom)

  • Oct. 29, 2022 
  • Nov. 5, 2022 
  • Jan. 21, 2023
  • Feb. 4, 2023

Students pursuing Art B.F.A., Architectural Design, Graphic Design or Industrial Design programs must attend in a Portfolio Feedback Day (virtual or in person) to be considered for any SADAH merit scholarships, which vary in amount up to the full cost of tuition.

For scholarship consideration, students should

  1. apply Early Action to JMU,
  2. attend a Portfolio Feedback Day prior to Jan. 25 and
  3. submit via Slideroom one letter of recommendation, an arts resume and a 300-word (max) essay describing the merits of one of your pieces

Students seeking scholarship consideration in the Art History or Art (BA/BS) programs should contact Records & Recruitment Specialist Michael Penney.

Submit Your Portfolio

Learn about portfolios and their role in the admission process, and register for a Portfolio Feedback Day.

Ready to submit? When your portfolio is finalized, click a link below and read carefully before uploading your digital images.

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