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Art + Design Portfolios

Art + Design Degree Paths

The School of Art + Design offers multiple degree paths for students interested in studying studio art, interior architecture, or graphic design.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Athens campus)

The School of Art + Design conducts portfolio reviews for students who are interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA). Programs are available in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Interior Architecture. To be admitted directly to one of these programs, students are required to submit a portfolio of creative work. Submission of a portfolio also ensures consideration for talent-based scholarships. Applicants who do not complete this step, but who are admissible to the University, will be admitted to the BA in Studio Art.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (OHIO online)

The school of Art + Design also offers an online program in Interior Architecture. To be admitted directly to this program, students are required to submit a personal statement and may choose to submit an optional portfolio of creative work.

Bachelor of Arts (Athens campus)

Because the School of Art + Design considers artistic talent for scholarship purposes, students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art or Art History are strongly encouraged to submit a portfolio for talent-based scholarship consideration.

Honors Tutorial College (Athens campus)

Honors Tutorial College (HTC) BA and BFA applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a portfolio in order to be considered for all School of Art + Design opportunities-- both admission and scholarships-- as their application is under HTC consideration. One portfolio submission is sufficient for both HTC and School of Art + Design review.

Portfolio Materials

To view answers to frequently asked questions about Art + Design portfolios, visit the Preparing a Digital Portfolio for Submission FAQ web page.

Studio Art, Interior Architecture (Athens campus), and Graphic Design applicants

Required: Upload 10 images that document your best original works of art in any media. Video/audio clips are also acceptable. Include detail shots or alternate views only if necessary for that artwork.

Interior Architecture (OHIO online) applicants

Required: Submit a personal statement which describes why you are interested in pursuing studies in interior architecture.

Optional: Upload a portfolio of creative materials, consisting of 3-5 images. 

Art History applicants

Required: Upload two writing samples in PDF format, three to five pages in length.

Portfolio Submission

To submit your portfolio, you must first apply to OHIO and then use your OHIO ID to log in and access the registration page. Visit our Application Status web page for instructions to activate your OHIO ID. For questions, please contact Undergraduate Admissions at or call 740.593.4100.

Submit your portfolio


For questions about the School of Art + Design or portfolio content, please email the School of Art + Design.

For questions about submitting your portfolio or the admissions process, please email Undergraduate Admissions or call 740.593.4100.

Ohio University operates on a holistic, selective review and looks for evidence of academic preparation when reviewing applications for admission. Additionally, because the School of Art + Design considers artistic talent in the review process, students pursuing certain academic programs must submit additional materials for admission and scholarship consideration. Ohio University and the School of Art + Design do not discriminate against any applicants because of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information.