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Transfer Application

Art Education

Students entering the Art Department in their first year of study may declare Art Education as their major and be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Art with Teacher Certification (B.S.) Program. Students who were not initially admitted as an art education student may seek admission to that program after completing ART 195, The Profession of Art Education, and either ART 295, Early Childhood Art Education, or ART 296, Middle to Adult Art Education, which may be taken concurrently. In addition, a student must have completed at least six hours of studio work and be enrolled in at least six additional hours of studio classes.

Students will be admitted as space and resources allow, and admission decisions will occur both Fall and Spring semesters, in late September and mid February. Students eligible for admission consideration are transfer students from other schools, Miami students desiring to change or declare their major, and students transferring from Hamilton and Middletown campuses to Oxford campus.

Students desiring entry to the Art Education Program must:

  • Successfully complete ART 195 and be enrolled in ART 295 or 296
  • Complete at least six hours of studio work and be enrolled in at least six additional hours of studio classes.
  • Submit a current transcript of grades or DARS form.
  • Submit the following on your professional website:
    10 images of personal artwork from college with captions including media and year completed.
    -Titles are optional. High school images are permitted, but do not count towards the 10 required.
  • Submit a written statement of intent and commitment to art teaching. Consider addressing the following:
    -Why do you want to teach art?
    -What has inspired you to want to teach art?
    -How can you demonstrate your commitment to teaching through writing at this point?
  • Submit a resume with emphasis on work experience related to children and adolescents (PreK-12).

Students who are denied admission in their initial attempt may apply a second time. Students who are denied in their second attempt are ineligible for further admission consideration.

The Art Education Retention Policy, as outlined in Departmental literature, also requires all majors to demonstrate successful completion of progress reviews, including professional dispositions. Due to enrollment constraints, a limited number of transfer students are accepted each year. Transfer students into the Art Education Program will be assigned an Art Education Advisor when they become an official major.

Art and Architecture History

Art and Architecture History is an interdepartmental major coordinated by the departments of Architecture and Art in the School of Creative Arts and Department of Classics in the College of Arts and Science. Visit the Office of Admission to apply.

Communication Design

Students who wish to transfer from another institution and enter the communication design program must satisfy admission requirements of the communication design program, in addition to those of the Art Department and University.

Studio Art

Students enrolled at Hamilton, Middletown, or Oxford campus who wish to be admitted to the Studio Art program in the Department of Art must undergo a portfolio review process. Portfolios should include 15 examples of your University artwork and a current transcript of grades. Portfolios may only be submitted after you have successfully completed a minimum of six credit hours of art studio courses. If only the minimum of six credit hours has been completed, you must also enroll in at least six additional hours of art studio at the time your portfolio is submitted.

  • The Art Department will designate a time during each semester to review portfolios and make admission decisions. Contact the departmental office to arrange a portfolio review.

Students from other universities and colleges who wish to transfer to the art department must first be admitted to Miami University and then follow the same admission procedures required of all Miami University students who are not art majors but wish to be admitted to the Art Department. Transfer credit (comparable art studio courses taken at other universities and colleges) may fulfill part or all of the required prerequisites of art studio courses needed for admission consideration. However, a portfolio of art work is still required for admission consideration.

Students who are denied admission in their initial attempt may apply a second time. Students who are denied in their second attempt are ineligible for further admission consideration.

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