Undergraduate applicants must follow UMass Dartmouth’s admissions procedures.
Applicants to any of the studio arts programs must also meet portfolio requirements as an element of the admission decision.
Submitting your portfolio
Submit your portfolio online via SlideRoom.
- First-year portfolio: 12 original works of art
- Transfer portfolio: 15 original works of art
Files we accept in the portfolio:
- Images (jpg, gif, png) up to 5 MB each
- Videos (flv, wmv, mov, mp4) up to 60 MB each
- Audio (mp3) up to 30 MB each
- Documents (pdf) up to 10 MB each
SlideRoom provides an opportunity to submit information that is useful in understanding the work in the images. Use this feature to specify the size, medium, and date of completion of each piece. Descriptions of the assignments, concepts, or processes involved in the making of the work may also be included.
Transfer students are admitted into specific majors only. Art portfolios are used as an aid in the evaluation of students' previous work if submitted for transfer credit. Transfer students selecting a major with program options—such as Visual Design—will be required to select an option when accepted. Acceptance into advanced courses is not automatic. Transfer students who wish to be admitted into courses above the sophomore level must bring a portfolio to transfer orientation.
Advice & support
If you cannot submit a portfolio via SlideRoom, contact Admissions to make other arrangements. No hard copy submissions will be kept on file or returned.