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Admissions Application/Portfolio Review Process

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Prospective First-Year and Transfer Students must complete the following:

  1. Submit their application through the Common Application or the Marymount Manhattan College Website to begin the Art and Art History review process. 
  2. Once an application has been submitted students will be given access to their Admissions Portalwhere they will be prompted to upload their Art Portfolio or Art History Paper (see details below).
  3. Note: Your transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation can be submitted at a later date, and do not need to be marked as complete in order to submit your portfolio.

BFA in ART Requirements

Admission to the BFA in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design, Illustration and Animation, Photography, or Studio Practices requires an Art Portfolio (see Art Portfolio Requirements below).

The Art Portfolio will be submitted via the Admissions Portal

You will be automatically considered for the Fine and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship (see Scholarship below) with your portfolio submission. 

Deadlines to submit a portfolio for the Fine and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship consideration:

Fall Entry: February 15, 2023 

Spring Entry: November 15, 2022

Art Portfolio Requirements

  • 12-15 Images (this should consist of your best work and demonstrate a variety of media skills, or if you prefer, a cohesive body of work).
  • One image in your portfolio must be a self-portrait, in any medium.
  • Optional: An artist statement (inclusive of your artistic aspirations, goals, style, and the way you approach your artistic work).

BA in ART HISTORY Requirements

Admission into the Art History major does not require a portfolio review, however, if an applicant would like to be considered for a Fine and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship as part of their financial aid package, applicants may submit a 5-7 page Art History Research Paper on either a specific artist or artistic movement. This paper should also contain an argument that you support with your research.

The Art History Research Paper will be submitted via the Admissions Portal.

Deadlines to submit an Art History Research Paper for the Fine and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship consideration:

Fall Entry: February 15, 2023

Spring Entry: November 15, 2022


BA in ART Requirements

Admission to the BA in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design, Illustration and Animation, Photography, or Studio Practices does not require a portfolio. However to be considered for a Fine and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship, submission of an Art Portfolio is required (see Art Portfolio Requirements above). The Art Portfolio will be submitted via the Admissions Portal.


ART and ART HISTORY Virtual and In-Person Open Houses

Join us for an In-Person or Virtual Open House Event hosted by the Department of Art and Art History In this session you will hear from our expert faculty about what to expect from an MMC arts education and learn about our concentrations in: Art History, Graphic Design, Illustration and Animation, Photography, and Studio Practices.

You will also have the opportunity to speak with current students in the department, get insight into the Application/Portfolio  Review Process, and have all of your MMC-related questions answered!

Date(s) Offered

Virtual, December 6, 2022

 Virtual Portfolio Workshop Session

This year the Department of Art and Art History will be hosting Virtual Portfolio Workshop sessions on November 16, 2022 and December 4, 2022

Join us and learn how to make your portfolio stand out in the admissions process. You will meet with expert faculty from the Department of Art and Art History to get information on how to set up your portfolio’s narrative and document your work.

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November 16, 2022

Virtual @ 6:00 PM

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December 4, 2022

Virtual @ 11:00AM

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Scholarships

All applicants who complete their application to the Department of Art and Art History are automatically considered for the Fine and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship. This scholarship may be given to applicants based on their Art Portfolio/Art History Research Paper submission. The Admissions Application file to the College must be completed (including submission of the Art Portfolio/Art History Research Paper) in the Admissions Office by February 15, 2023 to be considered for a Fine and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship. Applicants may also receive an Academic Merit Scholarship which can be stacked with the Fine and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship.

The Fine and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship is renewable for three years if the student remains in a Art or Art History major and maintains a 3.0 grade point average. Fine and Performing Arts Merit Scholarships are given on the basis of talent and academic record.

Scholarship recipients are informed of their awards in the Department of Art and Art History admissions letter.


Higher Education Opportunity Program

Prospective Art and Art History students who are HEOP applicants are encouraged to apply to the HEOP program by December 15th and submit their Art Portfolio/Art History Research Paper as early as possible.  For more information on the HEOP program, please refer to the HEOP page.


Get in touch!

If you have specific questions about the Department of Art and Art History or the application process please contact:

Mondo Morales, Associate Director of Fine and Performing Arts Admission 212-517-0514 or amorales1@mmm.edu

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