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art folio day

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Art & Art History’s Art Folio Day, our annual in-person portfolio evaluation event during TCNJ’s Lions Day Open House!

Please click this link to register for our upcoming Art Folio Day on Sunday October 16th, 2022!

For questions about Art Folio Day, please contact the Department of Art and Art History at or 609-771-2652.

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Need a Portfolio?


Acceptance to the Visual Arts major requires a successful portfolio review as well as admission by the College. Portfolio submission is required for Visual Art and Dual Visual Arts/Education 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).


Note: Portfolios are OPTIONAL for Art Education applicants.


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

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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 portfolio requirements page.
  • 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 15 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 15 December 1

Transfer Applicants

Common Application Deadline SlideRoom Portfolio Deadline Notification of Decision
Spring Admission November 10 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

Fine Art and Photography & Video
Anita Allyn:

Graphic Design
Visit the Department of Design and Creative Technology to learn more.