TCNJ Art Department Admission Requirements
Acceptance to the studio majors (Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Digital Arts, and Art Education) offered by the Department of Art requires portfolio acceptance as well as admission by the College. After the department has received a copy of the student's application from the Office of Admissions, it will review slide portfolios.
The deadline for submitting slide portfolios for January admission candidates and early-decision candidates is November 15, 2012. The deadline for portfolios for regular September admission candidates is February 15, 2013. The materials for both deadlines must be received by this date. Early submissions for both deadlines are highly recommended. Please refer to the College Admissions website for further information.
Acceptance to the College of New Jersey and permission of the Art Department chair are required for admission to the Art History major.
Please mail your portfolio to the following address:
Art and Art History Department
The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road
Include 12 images on a CD/DVD 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 images may document work in other media (painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, mixed-media, digital media, and video). If possible, please also include at least one slide from a sketchbook. Documentation of works should be in-focus, well lit and shows your best work.
Please follow these guidelines:
- Format CD/DVD as MAC or cross platform.
- Save all images as .tiff, .jpeg or .gif files.
- Save each file with your last name, lowercase and with no spaces, and then number. Example: smith_01.
Include a numbered 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.