On-Campus Portfolio Review
Applicants may bring their portfolio to campus for review. On-campus portfolio reviews offer the opportunity to attend group information sessions, meet individually with an art faculty member and take a tour of School of Art facilities.
Registration will be available October 1.
In order to attend an on-campus portfolio review, applicants must submit the Common Application and the Carnegie Mellon Common Application Supplement by the following dates:
|Early Decision||November 1|
|Regular Decision/Transfer Applicants||December 1|
Applicants submitting a portfolio online are not permitted to attend an on-campus portfolio review.
You must pre-register for an on-campus portfolio review. Click here for on-campus portfolio review dates and availability. We honor review appointments on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register as soon as possible to secure a review appointment. The Office of Admission will send you a confirmation email when you register online. If the conjuration does not arrive two weeks prior to your review, call the Office of Admission at 412-268-2082 to confirm. If attending an on-campus portfolio review day, an applicant should not submit a portfolio online.
What to BringNo fewer than 15 to no more than 20 recent art works , including any of the following:
- Actual two-dimensional work (drawings, paintings, print, etc.) Matting and mounting of works is not necessary. Applying fixative to works that smudge is highly recommended.
- Actual three-dimensional work (sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles, etc.)
- Sketchbook, illustrated journal, etc. (each of these is considered to be one item)
- Photographs, slides or other documentation of works, which because of their size, weight or other circumstances, cannot be transported to the review such as:
- Large sculptures
- Permanently installed pieces
- Works no longer owned by the applicant
- Pieces under consideration for an award
- Digital work submitted on a CD or DVD, including:
- Computer graphics in JPEG or TIFF format (1024 x 768 maximum image size)
- Time-based work on DVD (Animations must be composted to play on DVD or as a Quicktime movie)
- Work that is able to run as a stand-alone application, without requiring the installation of additional software
- Web sites
Note: Due to space constraints during portfolio reviews, documentation of
large works is acceptable.