Incoming Freshman

Applicants must submit a portfolio and essay to be reviewed by a committee of Art and Design department faculty, who will determine admissions into the major. The priority deadline is no later than noon on the second Monday in January for fall admission. You will receive direction on how to submit your portfolio in a separate handout accompanying your acceptance letter from UW-Stout.

Freshman Portfolio Review Process [PDF]

Students who are not accepted into the program, but meet the requirements for admission to the university; will be admitted as an Undeclared student. Undeclared students may apply for a change of major in subsequent semesters. Acceptance of change of majors may be dependent upon available openings in the program.
 
You must have a 2.5 or higher GPA, and a grade of C or higher in order to receive credit for any art and design courses already taken.



Transfer Students

Applicants must submit a portfolio and essay to be reviewed by a committee of Art and Design department faculty, who will determine admissions into the major. The priority deadline is no later than noon on October 1 for spring admission and March 1 for fall admission. You will receive direction on how to submit your portfolio in a separate hand out accompanying your acceptance letter to UW-Stout.

Transfer Portfolio Review Process [PDF]

Transfer students are considered both fall and spring. This includes portfolio and essay submission priority dates (see above). Students applying for one of the BFA programs will be changed to undeclared if they:

  • do not submit a portfolio/essay,
  • apply after the BFA program has closed, or
  • are not approved for the BFA program after submission of a portfolio essay.

Undeclared students may apply for a change of major in subsequent semesters. Acceptance of change of majors may be dependent upon available openings in the program.

 
You must have a 2.5 or higher GPA, and a grade of C or higher in order to receive credit for any art and design courses already taken.

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