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Admissions into the Art Center Majors and Minors

There art two primary majors (Art and Visual Communication) with several emphasis 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:

Art History/Visual Studies (Degree Requirements)

For admissions into this major students must provide the following

1. A completed copy of the official "Application for Declared Major or Minor."
2. A personal statement of interest and intent (approximately 1 page in length).
3. An unofficial copy of their transcript.

To be admitted to the program, 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.

Portfolio Requirements for Art + Visual Communication:

Art: Emphasis in Studio Arts (Degree Requirements)

Art: Emphasis in Illustration New Pictures (Degree Requirements)

Art: Emphasis in Photography/Digital Media (Degree Requirements)

Visual Communication Major (Degree Requirements)

—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

—COURSE REQUIREMENTS: All freshmen, sophomores or transfer students applying to the Illustration/New Pictures, Studio Arts, Photography/Digital Media or Visual Communication major must complete the following Art Center's Core Foundation courses:

ART 1105 Art Foundations 01: Surface; ART 1106 Art Foundations 2:Space; and ART 1107 Art Foundations 3: Time*
*For equivalendy of previous course offerings and transfer credits please consult with Art Center Faculty.

In order to get into these courses you must get permission prior to registration from Professor Scott Kolbo.

APPLICATION CONTENTS: At the completion of these courses, the student must submit the following in a portfolio.

1. Required Artwork Samples:
> (3) projects from all three 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).

2. Required Documents:
> Complete Major or Minor Application From.
>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 the works with a label clearly marked on the face of the portfolio:

Major You Are Applying To
Current Year in School
Expected Graduation Date
Art Department, Seattle Pacific University

—POST APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS PROCEDURE: 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
Success in Academic coursework.

*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.

Major/Minors without Portfolio Review
For the following majors and minors a portfolio is not required, only a submission to the Art Center of the Universities Major/Minor Application.

Art: Emphasis in General Art (Degree Requirements)

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)