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Portfolio Review Sessions for High School or Transfer Students: 2015-2016

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!

2015-2016 Portfolio Review Session Dates:

October 10, 2015
April 16, 2016

Register online here for our Portfolio Review.
Note: online registration will go live on August 1, 2015.

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

Each session is limited to 15 students. 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

Direct questions to:

Rosa Reifsnyder
Administrative Coordinator
Division of Art and Department of Art History

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Undergraduate Studies


Portfolio Review

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B.F.A./M.I.T. Digital Game Development

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Minor in Graphic Design

Minor in Photography

Minor in the History of Visual and Performing Arts

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Pollock Gallery

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Meadows Academy for Young Artists

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