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How to Apply

Admissions Requirements

  • 1. Apply to the University

    Complete and submit the application for undergraduate admission

    2. Compile a Portfolio

    In addition to meeting the general requirements for admission to the university, students who intend to pursue a degree in Art Education, Studio Art, Design Communications and Experiential Design must also submit a portfolio of work in art and/or design to the Department of Art. Transfer students, as well as new first-year students, must submit portfolios. Students seeking a BA in Art History do not need to submit a portfolio.

    The portfolio should include 20 digital images of your artwork, containing two or more different media to reflect diversity and breadth of experience. Include a numbered checklist corresponding to the images, stating the size, date and medium of each piece, and indicating the correct viewing position. All 3D works must include at least one additional viewpoint. Also, include a one-page statement of purpose that articulates a personal vision and communicates the student's desire to pursue a degree in art or design.

    3. Submit Your Portfolio

    After submitting the Belmont University application for undergraduate admission, applicants will receive an email about portfolio submission. Portfolios are submitted through Accepted. Applicants will be notified of an admissions decision to the BFA in Studio Art or BA in Art within 2-3 weeks of the portfolio review (dependent on acceptance to Belmont).

    4. Receive the Admissions Decision

    You must be accepted by the university before being admitted to the department. Once you have received notice of acceptance from the Office of Admissions, you will receive a separate letter from the Department of Art welcoming you into the program. All portfolios received, or postmarked, by December 1 will be reviewed by a group of faculty members from the Department of Art to determine the recipients of the Leu Art Scholarships.


    Contact Office Manager Stacey Bryan at or 615.460.6770 if you need further assistance. We also allow visiting students to sit in on classes.

  • 1. Apply to the University

    Complete and submit the application for undergraduate admission

    2. Receive the Admission Decision

    You will receive an admissions decision from the Office of Admissions within a few weeks of completing your application.


    If you have any questions about the application process, contact Joel Buhler, Admissions Coordinator, at or 615.460.6772. Please note, however, that questions about whether specific courses will transfer or course substitutions apply cannot be addressed until the Office of the Registrar completes a transcript audit and the student is enrolled on campus.