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Portfolio Review Sessions for High School or Transfer Students: 2017-2018

Considering art as a college major or minor? Come spend the day with us! Receive valuable information about admissions, portfolio requirements, majors/minors, careers and facilities. Students from all high school grade levels are invited; junior and senior art students are encouraged to attend. Beginning college students looking to transfer to SMU are welcome as well! Our Portfolio Review is an excellent way to prepare to submit your work for admission and scholarships for the upcoming application deadlines. We hope to see you there!

2018-19 Portfolio Review Session Dates:

October 13th, 2018
March 9th, 2019

Register online for our Portfolio Review.

Portfolio Review Schedule:

10:00 a.m.: Introductions and installation of student work
10:15 a.m.: Portfolio review by faculty in the form of a group critique.

12:15: break
12:30 p.m.: Questions about curriculum and lunch

1:30 p.m.: Tour of facilities (by faculty running group critique)
2:00 p.m.: Close of session

Please bring your portfolio with you; digital pieces saved on a flash drive are welcome.

Bring your best work that shows a range of experiences in art, including:

  • At least five pieces from observation (drawings, paintings, mixed media or sculpture);
  • Work in at least three different media (including animation, photography and video); and
  • Self-directed pieces, work from assignments and sketch books.

Location: Bob Hope Lobby of Owen Fine Art Center
6101 Bishop Boulevard
SMU Campus
Dallas, TX 75205

Areas of Study



Undergraduate Studies


Transferring from Brookhaven to SMU

Portfolio Review

Schedule a Visit

B.A. in Art

B.F.A. in Art


Graduate Studies

Classes (See Catalog)


Faculty and Staff

Graduate Students


Pollock Gallery

Art in Dallas

Travel Opportunities

Student Resources

Student Internships & Collaborations

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Meadows Academy for Young Artists


Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts