Admission Requirements for Visual Art & Art Education Majors
Acceptance to the Visual Arts and Art Education majors requires a successful portfolio review as well as admission by the College. January admission candidates and early-decision candidates are reviewed in November. Regular September admission candidates are reviewed from December through March.
Please note: The portfolio requirement is not necessary for students applying for an Art History major.
In order to be considered for admission to the Visual Art and Art Education programs all applicants must:
- Apply to TCNJ: For more information about the submission process to the college, please visit our Admissions Website: http://admissions.pages.tcnj.edu/apply/
- Submit a Portfolio: Students should submit work through Slideroom: https://tcnjart_arthistory.slideroom.com . The portfolio should consist of the following three components:
a) Digital images of 12 works of art
b) A numbered list indicating the title, materials and dimensions of the work
c) A one-page personal essay
Professional presentation of the work is important. Please present documentation that is in-focus, well lit and shows your best work. Include 12 images of original works demonstrating the applicant’s drawing and technical skills, creativity, and aesthetic ability. A substantial part of the portfolio should feature drawings (still life, figure, self-portrait, and assorted sketches). All work must be original. Copies of other artists’ work should not be included in the portfolio. In addition, the slides should document work in other media (painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, mixed-media, digital media, and video). If possible, please also include at least one image from a sketchbook.
Include a numbered image list along with your submitted work. Indicate your name, date of completion, materials, and dimensions of the individual pieces.
Please include a one-page, single-spaced statement that includes a brief description of who you are and your experience in art and life. Your essay should include your major artistic and academic goals, and your reasons for wanting to specialize in the visual arts.
Please follow the Slideroom submission instructions carefully. Please DO NOT mail a portfolio CD or DVD. If you experience difficulty uploading your artwork, you must contact Slideroom technical support at email@example.com for assistance. Please allow one day for a response. You may also consult the Slideroom Helpdesk and FAQ at http://www.slideroom.com/support.html.