Admissions to the School of Fine Arts as a Studio Art Major is a two part process involving both a portfolio review as well as the submission of a general application through Undergraduate Admissions. The general University application can be obtained through the University of Connecticut Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Entrance into the Studio Art program has become highly competitive and the portfolio review is a vital part of the admission process. The portfolio requirements can be found here.
There are two ways to have your portfolio reviewed:
1. Physical Portfolio Review: Attend one of the University’s physical portfolio reviews held in Hartford, Boston or Storrs (No appointments are necessary. See schedule below).
2. Online Portfolio Review: If you are unable to attend one of the University’s physical portfolio reviews, you can upload your portfolio through our slide room https://uconn.slideroom.com
We DO NOT accept slides, CDs or DVDs
IMPORTANT: DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR PORTFOLIO WITH YOUR GENERAL UNIVERSITY APPLICATION THROUGH UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS.
Only applicant portfolios that have been reviewed at one of the physical portfolio reviews or submitted online through our slide room, in accordance with the deadlines indicated below, will be considered for admission into the School of Fine Arts. Portfolios received outside of these processes or after the indicated deadlines will NOT be considered. We do not schedule private review sessions.
Portfolio Review Schedule & Application Deadlines
National Portfolio Review Day
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Hartford Art School (host)
12:00 to 4:00 pm(no appointment necessary)
UCONN PORTFOLIO REVIEW DAY
National Portfolio Review Day
Saturday, December 5, 2015
12:00 to 2:00 pm (no appointment necessary)
Department of Art and art History
University of Connecticut
Art Building, Room 109
(snow date: Sunday, December 6, 12:00-2:00 pm)
The Storrs review is the final opportunity for an in-person portfolio review.
ONLINE PORTFOLIO SUBMISSIONS
All online portfolio review submissions must be uploaded to the slideroom https://uconn.slideroom.com
Freshman and Transfer Admissions General Application Deadline
All regular Freshman and Transfer admissions general applications are due to Undergraduate Admissions.
Tours of the Art & Art History Department are available on a limited schedule during the Fall and Spring semesters. Tours are given by the Associate Department Head of Admissions and Recruitment for the Studio Art program. Prospective students will be given an opportunity to tour our facilities and to discuss any questions they may have.
Please note: Portfolio Reviews will not be performed during tours.
Fall 2015 Tour Schedule
Spring Tour Schedule
Department of Art and Art History
Open House is a time for students and parents to visit the campus, learn more about UConn and the Department of Art and Art History, and meet the faculty. Informational session will be held and tours of the Department of Art and Art History will be given during this time. To learn more about the campus-wide Open House go to www.openhouse.uconn.edu.
Spring 2016 Open House
Saturday, April 9th, 2016