About Portfolio Review
Portfolio Review is required of all BFA candidates. Students enroll in art 2900 during the Spring semester of the sophomore year of a student’s matriculation in the program. The review is a formal assessment of the student’s studio performance as well as oral and written competency as it pertains to the designated concentration area. In addition to the portfolio review, the student’s overall academic record will be evaluated for quality and seriousness of purpose. A history of excessive absences, significant lack of participation, withdrawals, or incompletes may result in denial of progression.
If, in the year of review, there is a high interest in a particular program of study, only the most qualified students will be admitted into their desired concentration area. In such cases, students not offered entrance into their desired degree may work with their advisors to determine the best options for next steps. Portfolio Review provides students with an assessment of their potential for success early enough to allow them to change their major, should that be advisable.
Students will receive a “Satisfactory” or “No Progress” grade for art 2900 at the determination of the Portfolio Review Committee, which is comprised of full-time departmental faculty. To be eligible for Portfolio Review, students must have completed all pre-requisites, be enrolled in required co-requisites, and meet a minimum Art GPA of 2.5.