BFA Portfolio Review

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Students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in the School of Art must pass a Portfolio Review to become full BFA candidates (Note: Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree does not require passing a Portfolio Review).

The School of Art offers BFA degrees in Digital Arts, Graphic Design, Two-Dimensional Studies, Three-Dimensional Studies and Art Education.

Entrance into the BFA degree is competitive, but every student has two chances to pass the BFA Portfolio Review. If they are not successful in passing the BFA Portfolio Review their first year, they may attempt to pass the following year. If they do not pass at their second attempt, the student must opt to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree.


The deadline for submission of the BFA portfolio during the 2015-2016 academic year is Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 11:59 pm.


Please review the BFA Portfolio Review Handbook before submitting your portfolio. In the handbook, you will find information about format, procedures, and content of the portfolio.


Apply for the BFA Portfolio Review

Note: Students applying for the Freshman Talent Award should do so through the BFA Portfolio Review Slideroom portal. When registering, you will have the option to select "Freshman Talent Award."


Students wishing to receive unofficial feedback on their portfolio may contact the School of Art admissions office at artschool@bgsu.edu to set up an appointment.