Visual Studies

Application Checklist 

 

TEMPLE MATERIALS:

 

TYLER MATERIALS:

In addition to the completed Temple application: 

  • A portfolio is required for consideration for the BA in Visual Studies program. Freshman applicants may arrange for an in person review* or upload a digital portfolio. Freshman applicants should make every attempt to schedule a portfolio review, as an interview may be a key component in the decision process. Applicants living a considerable distance from Philadelphia may elect to upload a digital portfolio. Transfer students must upload a digital portfolio.

* The interview and portfolio review is a private session with a Tyler faculty member or a member of the Admissions staff. At this time you will present and discuss your portfolio of artwork.

 

Below is additional information about each of the Tyler requirements. 


Portfolio

 

Freshman Applicants

After completing the Temple online application, applicants must submit a portfolio for consideration for admission. The portfolio should include 10 - 20 images of creative work including evidence of observational drawing skills.

BA in Visual Studies freshman applicants can schedule an in person review through the Schedule a Portfolio Review link on our website. The interview and portfolio review is a private session with a Tyler faculty member or a member of the Admissions staff. At this time you will present and discuss your portfolio of artwork. Admissions staff will be available to answer your questions before or after your interview. You may arrange to have a Tyler facility tour before or after your review. Tyler will also review portfolios at various National Portfolio Day events and at some high schools that we visit, time permitting.

Applicants living at a considerable distance from Philadelphia may elect to upload a portfolio via www.temple.slideroom.com. SlideRoom charges an additional fee for this service. Do not send CD-ROMs, DVDs, slides, slide carousels, portfolios, photographs, portfolio books/binders or original work through the mail. These are not acceptable and will not be reviewed or returned.

 

Transfer Applicants 

All transfer applicants must upload a portfolio consisting of a minimum of 15 images at www.temple.slideroom.com. The portfolio must include evidence of drawing from direct observation (not from photographic references). SlideRoom charges an additional fee for this service. Make certain to include examples of coursework completed at the college level for both admissions and placement purposes. The Tyler transfer committee will review the work to determine studio placement into the BA in Visual Studies program. Although an interview is not required for admission, transfer applicants are encouraged to make an appointment to tour the facilities. A maximum of 24 studio credits will be considered for transfer. Transfer students wishing to compete for portfolio-based scholarships must submit a self-portrait and statement of purpose as described in the scholarship listing. Do not send CD-ROMs, DVDs, slides, slide carousels, portfolios, photographs, portfolio books/binders or original work through the mail. These are not acceptable and will not be reviewed or returned.

Admission and studio placement will be based on the results of the portfolio review.