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Admission Requirements

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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Admission to the BA major is processed through the UD Admissions Office. A portfolio is not required to apply to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Application opens August 1. Apply by the priority deadline of January 15.

Advising and Review

Upon successful completion of the two-year core credit requirements, students in all undergraduate degree programs are assessed through a portfolio review advising session with the art and design faculty. These reviews are usually conducted in the spring of sophomore year. At that time, a BA major has the option to apply for the BFA in Fine Arts (FA) and/or BFA in Visual Communications (VC). Admission into these programs is competitive.   

Art and Design majors are required to receive a grade of C- (2.66 GPA) or better in all ART courses to continue in the degree path.

International Students

Upon receipt of your application, the University Office of Admissions responds to all Department of Art and Design applicants with a letter outlining the requirements for admission. 

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  • Department of Art & Design
  • 104 Recitation Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2244