Admissions Application/Portfolio Review Process

 
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 Visual and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship (see Scholarshisp below) with your portfolio submission. 

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

Spring Entry: November 15, 2023 

Fall  Entry: March  15, 2024

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 Visual 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 Visual and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship consideration:

Spring Entry: November 15, 2023

Fall Entry: March 15, 2024


BA in ART Requirements

Admission to the BA in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design, Illustration and Animation, Photography, or Studio Practices strongly encourages a portfolio. However, to be considered for a Visual 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.

 Portfolio Review/Workshop Session

This fall the Department of Art and Art History will be hosting two portfolio sessions.

  • The in-person Portfolio & Pizza session on November 19, 2023, presents an opportunity for high school seniors and college transfers to show their portfolios to faculty and get a review from us before applying.  
  • The virtual Portfolio Workshop session on December 5, 2023, is a one-hour session that helps students understand the requirements, and craft of their artwork to develop a stronger portfolio. 

Join us and learn how to make your portfolio stand out in the admissions process. 

 

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November 19, 2023

In-Person  @ 12:00 PM

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December 5, 2023

Virtual @ 6:00 PM

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Scholarships

All applicants who complete their application with an Art Portfolio or Art History Research Paper are automatically considered for the Visual and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship.

The Admissions Application and submission deadline for the Art Portfolio/Art History Research Paper is March 1, 2024.

Applicants may also receive an Academic Merit Scholarship, which can be stacked with the Visual and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship.

The Visual and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship is renewable for three years if the student remains in an Art or Art History major and maintains a 3.0-grade point average. Visual 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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