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Graphic Design is a portfolio-restrictive track. The program is competitive and acceptance is based on the quality of the work submitted. Accepted students are required to follow a two-year cohort program as outlined in the UCF Undergraduate Catalog. Students should submit a portfolio and application when all prerequisite coursework has been completed or currently enrolled in.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • ARH 2050 History of Western Art I
  • ARH 2051 History of Western Art II
  • ART 2201C Design Fundamentals 2D
  • ART 2203C Design Fundamentals 3D
  • ART 2300C Drawing Fundamentals I
  • ART 2301C Drawing Fundamentals II
  • GRA 2101C Introduction to Computer Art

NOTE: Courses at many institutions which are listed as Commercial Art or Advertising Art may not be applicable towards the Graphic Design degree at UCF. Students seeking to transfer courses taken at other institutions should contact SVAD Advising ( to confirm if those courses will apply towards the program.

Portfolio Application Submission Dates

Monday, February 3, 2020 at 9 a.m. – Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Complete portfolio application must be submitted online. All application materials and portfolios must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the deadline.

The portfolio should consist of no less than 10 and no more than 15 pages presented in a professional manner. The work should be representative of what the student considers their best achievements and should include:

  • Drawing
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Any other studio area
  • Any visual art form which expresses the basic concepts of line, color, balance, type, form and composition

It is a good idea not to have too many samples from one category.

Only digital portfolios are acceptable and must be submitted online using the standards described here. Digital work must be presented as a consolidated PDF (this means one PDF document containing multiple pages). Resolution should be set at 150 ppi. If submitted work does not meet this criteria, it will not be accepted for evaluation. Submit portfolio by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page during the specified application period.

SVAD Advising will notify you via email by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 of your results. Please do not contact SVAD Advising or the committee for results on or prior to this date.


Chuck Abraham