Department of Art

Special Admission Requirements

Transfer students are admitted to the Department of Art as space and resources allow. Each major within the department has specific procedures for admission.

Art Education

Admission decisions will occur both fall and spring semesters. Transfer portfolio review happens at the end of September and in mid-February, as posted by the Department of Art. Students eligible for admission consideration are transfer students from other schools, current 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: 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.
  • Submit a portfolio of fifteen (15) pieces of art work.
  • Submit a current transcript of grades or D.A.R.S. form.
  • Submit a written statement of intent and commitment to art teaching.
  • Submit a resume with emphasis on work experience related to children and adolescents.

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.

Graphic Design

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

Studio Art

Students from other universities and colleges who wish to major in studio art must first be admitted to Miami University and then follow the same admission procedures required by prospective first-year students. 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 is still required for admission consideration.

Transfer Portfolio Deadlines

  • From a school other than Miami University: Rolling
  • From Miami University Oxford, Hamilton, Or Middletown campuses: End of September and mid-February as posted by the Department of Art.

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.