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Admissions into the Art Center Majors and Minor

There are three primary majors: Art History/Visual Studies, Visual Communication, and Art—with concentrations in General Art, Studio Arts, Illustration New Pictures, and Photography/Digital Media, offered at Seattle Pacific University’s Art Center. After acceptance into Seattle Pacific University students are eligible to apply to the following majors using these guidelines:
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Art History/Visual Studies (Degree Requirements) For admission into this major, students must complete the online application in BANNER for Declared Major or Minor and provide the following documentation:

1. A personal statement of interest and intent (approximately 1 page in length).
2. An unofficial copy of their transcript.

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General Art (Degree Requirements) For admission into this major, students must complete the online application in BANNER for Declared Major or Minor and provide the following documentation:

1. A personal statement of interest and intent (approximately 1 page in length).
2. An unofficial copy of their transcript.

A portfolio is not required for admission into this major.
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Portfolio Review Required for the Following Majors:
Illustration/New Pictures (Degree Requirements); Studio Arts (Degree Requirements); Photography/Digital Media (Degree Requirements); and Visual Communication (Degree Requirements) For admission into these majors, freshmen, sophomores or transfer students must complete the online application in BANNER for Declared Major or Minor and have completed the following foundation courses before submitting their portfolio: ART 1105 Art Foundations 1: Surface, ART 1106 Art Foundations 2: Space, and ART 1107 Art Foundations 3: Time*

*For equivalency of previous course offerings and transfer credits please consult with Art Center Faculty.

At the completion of these courses, the student must submit a portfolio that includes the following:

PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION

—Required Artwork Samples:
> (3) projects from each core courses (see course selection above). Portfolio submission will have a minimum of (9) pieces.

Suggested Artwork Samples: In addition to the above requirements, it is suggested that students applying to the majors include a sketchbook and samples of recent personal work relating to the concentration of which you are applying (i.e. drawing, painting, illustration, sculpture, photography, video and/or design).

—Required Documents:
> Complete the online application in Banner for Declared Major or Minor;
> Include with portfolio a hard copy of your Unofficial transcript with current grades from all colleges attended; and
> One-Page Essay responding to the following prompt: I am attracted to this major because.….
> Submit all portfolios to the Art Department Administrative Office. These works should be submitted in a portfolio case large enough to contain all original work; printed URL address; and/or USB Flash Drive for digital files. The exterior of the portfolio should include a submission form attached that includes the major you are applying for, student name, email address and expected year of graduation.

—Application Deadlines:
Students have one opportunity each quarter of any given academic year to apply to one of the majors. After acceptance into the major it is traditionally a minimum of two full years to complete the sequence of courses. Portfolios containing all of the materials listed above are due to the Art Department offices no later than 5:00pm on the following dates:
> Fall Quarter: 2nd Tuesday in September
> Winter Quarter: 4th Tuesday in January
> Spring Quarter: 3rd Tuesday in April

POST APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS
Students will be notified by e-mail of the status and final decision of their application. Portfolios will be available for pick up at the administrative office. Please see current office hours. Criteria for acceptance will be based upon the following:

> Quality of work
> Grades
> Essay
> Success in Academic coursework.

To be admitted to these programs, applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Once admitted to the major, students must maintain a major GPA (Art classes only) of at least 3.0. Failure to meet this standard may result in dismissal from the major.

*It is the goal of the Art Department to help each student discern the best major and career path possible. We strive to help students find a good fit for their skills, personal and professional goals. If students are not accepted into the major they had hoped for, faculty is available for counsel to advise alternative options and direction within the Art Department.

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Art Minors
For admission into these minors students must complete the online application in BANNER for Declared Major or Minor.

A portfolio is not required for admission into these minors.

Art Minor in Studio: 2-D Media (Degree Requirements)
Art Minor in Studio: 3-D Media (Degree Requirements)
Art Minor in Studio: Digital Media (Degree Requirements)
Art History and Visual Studies Minor (Degree Requirements)

 

 

 
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