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Portfolio Application Submission Dates
Spring 2024 – TBA
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The Emerging Media BFA, Graphic Design track requires a successful Graphic Design portfolio review for admission. 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 are encouraged to submit a portfolio application when all their prerequisite coursework has been completed or currently enrolled in. A grade of “C” or better is required in each of the courses below except for DIG 2000, which requires a grade of “B” or better. 3.0 GPA in the major is required. Transfer students or UCF students taking any of the prerequisites as a transient in the semester applying for portfolio must submit an unofficial transcript at the end of the semester.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the program-specific prerequisite courses?
The following prerequisite courses must be successfully completed OR currently enrolled in the semester when submitting portfolio. Note: A GPA of 3.0 is required for major courses.
- 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
Starting Spring 2024: The following prerequisite courses can be completed after submitting portfolio:
- ARH 2050 History of Western Art I
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 check tes.collegesource.com to confirm equivalency.
What work should I put in my portfolio?
The portfolio should consist of no less than 10 and no more than 16 pages presented in a professional manner in a single multi-page PDF portfolio document. The work should be representative of what the student considers their best achievements.
Page 1: - Briefly indicate why you are interested in Graphic Design (no longer than one page, double-spaced, 12 point font).
Pages 2 – 16: Any visual art form which expresses the basic concepts of line, color, balance, type, form and composition. Works from the areas below should be included. You do not have to submit work from each category, however it is a good idea not to have too many samples from one category.
- Two-Dimensional Design
- Three-Dimensional Design
- Any other studio area including, but not limited to: Book Arts, Ceramics, Photography, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and client or personal based works
How do I submit my portfolio?
- Only digital portfolios are acceptable and must be submitted online.
- Digital work must be presented as a consolidated PDF (this means one PDF document containing multiple pages).
- Resolution should be set at 150 ppi.
- Submit portfolio by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page during the specified application period.
If submitted work does not meet this criteria, it will not be accepted for evaluation. All application materials and portfolios must be received by the deadline.