The admission process for art education, studio art, and the pre-major in graphic design within the Department of Art includes submission of a portfolio of digital images of recent work for review by the art faculty.
The portfolio should consist of 12 to 15 images of works which best document the depth and breadth of your experience and potential in art. Your portfolio should be submitted on a CD with your digital images as jpegs (preferably at 72 DPI, with the pixel dimension to be approximately 600 pixels in the longest direction, 24 bit "millions" color resolution). Include a media listing of the images in jpeg format as well. Because of version issues, Powerpoint format will not be accepted. The Department of Art reserves the right to see actual work if artistic integrity is questioned for any reason.
In addition to the entrance portfolio review required by the Department of Art, a graphic design portfolio review is required mid-spring semester during the first-year following ART111: Visual Fundamentals and ART121: Drawing 1, and concurrent with ART171: Visual Fundamentals: 3-D and ART122: Drawing 2. Students wishing to apply for the major must also take ART151: Introduction to Design during either the first or second semesters.
Employing an interview format, the review will assess the quality of work produced in the first two semesters, academic performance (overall GPA and GPA in major), and personal commitment and attitude. A limited number of students are admitted each year (approximately fifteen to twenty). Students' work may also be reviewed at the close of the second-year. Regardless of grades, a student may be denied further registration in the graphic design program if the faculty conclude this is in the student's best interest. If students have any questions specific to the graphic design curriculum they are encouraged to talk to the faculty in that program.
The preferred method to send your portfolio is through Miami's account with Slideroom. Instructions regarding uploading your work are included on the site. If you prefer to mail your portfolio, please mail to:
Department of Art
400 S. Patterson Ave.
124 Art Building
Oxford OH 45056
For additional information, contact the department at 513-529-2900 or art@MiamiOH.edu.