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Need a Portfolio?

Acceptance to the Visual Arts and Art Education majors requires a successful portfolio review as well as admission by
the College. A portfolio review is also required to enter the Dual Visual Arts major which is offered to students
enrolled in one of the following programs: Deaf Education and Art (DEAR), Early Childhood Education and Art (ECAR),
Elementary Education and Art (ELAR), or Special Education and Art (SEAR).


Requires a Portfolio Where to Find Information
Visual Arts (Fine Arts,
Graphic Design, Photography and Video)
Yes Requirements
Art Education Yes Requirements
Art History No N/A
Open Options Program No Open Options Program


All prospective students are highly encouraged to attend Art Folio Day, our open house and portfolio consultation day held in the Fall.

Please contact the Department of Art and Art History at or 609-771-2652 for information about the registering for this event.

View Program Brochures


In order to be considered for admission into the Visual Art, Art Education, or Dual Education/Visual Arts programs,
applicants must:

  • Apply to TCNJ. For more information about the submission process to the college, please visit our Admissions website.
  • Create a Portfolio. For more information about the portfolio requirements, visit our Art Folio website.
  • Submit a Portfolio. Students should submit work through SlideRoom.

Please note that a strong portfolio at Art Folio Day could meet the portfolio requirements for admission to the
Art Education and Visual Arts major.

Download an application process brochure »


Freshmen Applicants

Common Application Deadline SlideRoom Portfolio Deadline Notification of Decision
Early Decision I November 1 November 1 December 1
Early Decision II January 1 January 15 February 1
General Admission February 1 March 1 No later than April 1
Spring Admission November 1 November 1 December 1

Transfer Applicants

Common Application Deadline SlideRoom Portfolio Deadline Notification of Decision
Spring Admission October 15 November 1 December 15
Fall Admission February 15 March 1 April 1


Open Options Program

If you do not have a portfolio, you are encouraged to apply as an Open Options student to the School of Arts and Communication. The Open Option Program in the School of Arts and Communication is designed for those students who are not ready to declare a major but are interested in one or more programs within the School.

Students in Open Options may enroll in studio art classes as freshmen to build up a portfolio and then can submit an application to apply for a major within the Department of Art and Art History.


Art Education
Dr. Lisa LaJevic:

Fine Art and Photography & Video
Anita Allyn:

Graphic Design
Dr. Belinda Haikes: