Portfolio Admission Requirements
While a portfolio is not required for freshmen admissions into the art program, a portfolio is recommended to properly place new students in an appropriate course sequence. Freshmen who have completed High School AP credits in art may be eligible for credit toward the BFA degree.
Transfer students from compact colleges are not required to present a portfolio and will have their credits accepted when course work has an equivalent to or direct correlation with University of Massachusetts Lowell course work, provided that the grades meet the C- minimum accepted by the University.
Transfer students from non-compact colleges are not required to present a portfolio and will have their credits accepted when course work has an equivalent to or direct correlation with University of Massachusetts Lowell course work, provided that the grades are honors grades of B or above. A portfolio must be presented for course work that received a grade lower than a B (and within the C- minimum accepted by the University).
Students transferring from pass/fail programs or where further clarification of course work is needed will be asked to present portfolios for transfer evaluation.
University of Massachusetts Lowell students interested in transferring from other academic programs into Art will be asked to present a portfolio as well as interview with the Department Chairperson.
When preparing portfolios, slides must be labeled with: name, date, title, media and size. Slides should be submitted in slide sheets and consist of representative samples of work executed in high school or at the student’s previous institution. Digital, Mac formatted, CD's may also be submitted. Digital files must be clearly numbered and titled with the student's first intiial and last name (example: 1. J.Smith, 2 .J.Smith, etc). In addition, there must be a word document on the CD that functions as an image annotation list.