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Department of Art and Design

Printmaking

PRINTMAKING

Through a sequence of six courses, students explore the expressive, descriptive, and conceptual potential of printed artmaking in todays world. (Read more...)

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Admission to studio and art education programs at GVSU requires two steps.

  1. First, students apply to GVSU. Students should be admitted to GVSU before applying for admission to the department. After being accepted by GVSU, the university will provide you with a student G number that will be needed, along with your password, to apply online.
  2. Secondly, once accepted to the university, submit an application and portfolio for review by the Department of Art and Design.


Students pursuing the BA degree in art history do not need to apply to the department. (To declare the Art History major, go to myBanner.)

Application Process

There are two ways to apply to the department: online or by printed application.


Applying Online

Incoming freshman, transfer, and internal students may apply using the online application. See the Art and Design Admission Graph below for more information and to determine your status: freshman, transfer, or internal student.

Status

Portfolio (Y/N)

Application Type

High School (Current student, graduate or GED certificate)

YES

 

Freshman Application

High School (Current student, graduate or GED certificate)

NO

 

Register for Foundation classes to create a portfolio and subsequently apply as an internal student. See Building a Portfolio for Admission to The Department.

GVSU Student (major other than Art Ed. or Studio Art) - currently in Foundation Classes

YES

 

Internal Application

GVSU student (major other than Art Education or Studio Art)

YES

 

Internal Application

GVSU student (major other than Art Education or Studio Art)

NO

 

Register for Foundation classes to create a portfolio and subsequently apply as an internal student. See Building a Portfolio for Admission to The Department.

Transfer Student (currently not attending GVSU)

YES

 

Transfer Application

Transfer Student (currently not attending GVSU)

NO

 

Register for Foundation classes to create a portfolio and subsequently apply as an internal student. See Building a Portfolio for Admission to The Department.

To apply online, click the link below. Once you've filled out the online form and and submitted it, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email within a few minutes, please call the Art Office at (616) 331-3486. 

 
 
 

Printed Application

To apply using a printed application, see below. The following forms are required for those not applying online.

Follow the instructions carefully to ensure that your application is complete and materials arrive at the Calder Art Center office by your chosen portfolio deadline. Within two weeks of the portfolio review, a letter will be mailed to you with the results of your application.

Freshman Application

Complete this form if you are entering college for the first time.

Download Freshman Application Form (.pdf)

 
 
 
 

Transfer Application

Complete this form if you wish to transfer credits from another university or college.

 
 
 

Internal Application

The Internal Application for admission is used for one of four types of students.

  1. You are an admitted GVSU student with a major other than Art Education or Studio Art and you are currently taking ART Foundations First Year courses to build a portfolio (ART 150, 155, and 151 or 153, etc). Complete the Internal Application.
  2. You are an admitted GVSU student with a major other than Art Education or Studio Art, want to be a major, and have an existing portfolio of work to submit for admission. Complete the Internal Application.
  3. You are an admitted GVSU student with a major other than Art Education or Studio Art, want to be a major, and do not have an existing portfolio of work to submit for admission. Contact the Department so that you can register for Foundations classes to build a portfolio and subsequently apply as an Internal Student.
  4. You are an incoming Freshman to GVSU, want to be a major in Art Education or Studio Art, and do not have an existing portfolio. Contact the Department so that you can register for Foundations classes to build a portfolio and subsequently apply as an Internal Student.
 
 
 

Required Application Materials

See the Required Application Materials Table to determine what materials are needed for applications submitted by: freshman, transfer, or internal students.


Freshman Students Required Materials:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Portfolio of work (actual work, CD/DVD, or online portfolio)
  • ACT Score
  • High School GPA
  • High School Graduation Date or GED Certificate Date
  • List of Extracurricular Activities
  • Essay: 250–500 words. Select from two topics:
    1. Why would you like to study the visual arts?, or
    2. Discuss a work of art or creative endeavor that has influenced you, and explain that influence.


Transfer Students Required Materials:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Portfolio of work (actual work, CD/DVD, or online portfolio)
  • Transcripts from other colleges/universities attended
  • GPA from previous colleges/universities


Internal Students Required Materials:

  • Completed Application Form
  • (actual work if building a portfolio; actual work, CD/DVD, or online portfolio)

Computer Recommendations

The department of Art and Design currently does not have a computer requirement. However, recommended specifications are in the document below.

Download Computer Recommendations Guide