Portfolio Guidelines For Application To The Art Department

An art portfolio is required of first year applicants and transfer students for acceptance into our Art Education (K-12) program. Students transferring to the Art Department from other departments at PSU who wish to pursue the Studio, Design, and Art Education degree programs are also required to submit a portfolio. No portfolio is required for application or transfer into the BA in Art History.

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For Fall admission, portfolios should be sent by May 1

For Spring admission, portfolios should be sent by December 1

Send portfolios to the following address:

Deb Stalnaker
Art Department, MSC 21
Plymouth State University
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

Email Zip Files, Web Portfolio, Images to:

In subject line please write your name_, [Graphic Design, Art Education, or Studio Art] + Portfolio Application.
Example: (JaneDoe_Graphic Design Portfolio Application)

Portfolios may be presented in one of three ways. Whatever format you choose, be sure to include information on a separate page about each work including the media, size and date of completion.

  1. Digital Portfolio: You may choose to submit your portfolio in a digital format. Your digital portfolio should be Macintosh or PC compatible, on CD-ROM, Flash Drive, or emailed as a Zip File, in one of the following formats: PDF files, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Flash, JPEG or GIF. If you submit individual images, images should be a preferred file size of less than 1 MB per image. If you have completed video work that you wish to submit, please submit it in a compacted file size to save space overall.
  2. Web Portfolios: Be sure to send your URL address. Videos may also be submitted as part of a digital or web format portfolio.
  3. Physical Portfolio: These may be delivered personally to Art Department office, D&M 207. Please call ahead if you intend to deliver your portfolio and please plan to leave it several days. We are sorry that we are unable to do in-person portfolio reviews.
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Graphic Design