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BFA Application Graphic Design

 

Deadline: November 1 each year.
Submit your application between October 1 and 11:59pm on November 1 each year.

Application to the BFA program occurs at the beginning of your Junior year, and is contingent upon grade-point average, the completion of prerequisite graphic design courses and a portfolio. Prerequisite courses must be taken before entrance into the program, and Freshman and Sophomores are recommended to enroll in the BA Graphic Design Track program so they can be assigned an advisor and discuss program options.


The Application Process

1. Meet the following requirements:

  • have a junior class standing (90 or more credits)
  • have an Art GPA of 3.0 or better
  • successfully completed at least 5 art classes
  • currently enrolled in, or have completed
    ART 274 & ART 283

2. Review the application in advance, so that you are prepared to answer all the questions, including "why you want to be a graphic designer" and "where you find inspiration."

3. Prepare your portfolio

  • 10 pieces of design and artwork in JPEG or PDF format. Students may submit work from any previous or current art or design class, but an emphasis on design is highly encouraged. Transfer students may include work from other schools. Freelance work and personal projects may also be included if applicable.
  • Image files will be uploaded with the online application form

4. Submit online application between October 1 and 11:59pm on November 1 each year.


You will receive an email confirmation on the submission of all items on this form. Please reach out to us at justin.beckman@cwu.edu if you do not receive an email confirmation within 3 business days after submission.


Do you have a minimum Junior class standing with 90 or more credits?
An Art GPA of 3.0 or better is required for application to the BFA program. You must also maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain in the program.
In 250 words or less, please explain why you are interested in pursuing a career in graphic design. You may include what your focus will be, how or why you've chosen this path, or what contributions you hope to make to society through art and design.
In 250 words or less, please tell us about something from the world of design that inspires you and why. This could be a logo, a poster, an album cover, etc. Use this as an opportunity to share how you analyze and interpret elements of design.

Portfolio Uploads

Please upload 10 pieces of design and artwork. Students may submit work from any previous or current art or design class, but an emphasis on design is highly encouraged. Transfer students may include work from other schools. Freelance work and personal projects may also be included if applicable. You may upload JPEG or PDF files. Please keep file sizes under 8MB.

Filename should be lastname_firstname_01.(jpg,jpeg,pdf)
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf.
Filename should be lastname_firstname_01.(jpg,jpeg,pdf)
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf.
Filename should be lastname_firstname_01.(jpg,jpeg,pdf)
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf.
Filename should be lastname_firstname_01.(jpg,jpeg,pdf)
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf.
Filename should be lastname_firstname_01.(jpg,jpeg,pdf)
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf.
Filename should be lastname_firstname_01.(jpg,jpeg,pdf)
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf.
Filename should be lastname_firstname_01.(jpg,jpeg,pdf)
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf.
Filename should be lastname_firstname_01.(jpg,jpeg,pdf)
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf.
Filename should be lastname_firstname_01.(jpg,jpeg,pdf)
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf.
Filename should be lastname_firstname_01.(jpg,jpeg,pdf)
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf.

Terms of Agreement

By submitting this application, I agree that I have:

  1. a junior class standing (90 or more credits)
  2. an Art GPA of 3.0 or better
  3. taken at least 5 art classes
  4. completed (or am currently enrolled in) ART 274 & ART 283

By submitting this application, I also understand that:

  1. I must maintain a 3.0 GPA in all art and design classes
  2. I must adhere to the specified course sequence in each quarter
  3. I must participate in and attend all artist and designer talks and show openings
  4. I must conduct myself in a manner consistent with what is expected as a professional in the field of graphic design

If I fail to meet or maintain these requirments, I may be removed from the Graphic Design BFA Program.

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