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Foundation Portfolio Review Requirements

Foundation Portfolio Review Requirements

All art majors – “Art-Undeclared (UART)”  – are required to participate in the Foundation Portfolio Review. 


Fine Arts

For students interested in the fine arts concentration (ceramics, drawing, painting, Printmaking, or sculpture emphases), the Foundation Portfolio Review will take place in the spring semester of each year. The review is a faculty evaluation of student work from a minimum of 18 credit hours completed in the following courses: Drawing I, Drawing II, Design I, Design II, 3-D Design, and Introduction to Computing for Art. The Foundation Portfolio Review will result in an "accept" or "deny" into the fine arts concentration. 

Portfolio Guidelines


Photography

For students interested in the photography concentration, the Foundation Portfolio Review will take place in the fall semester of each year. The review is a faculty evaluation of student work from a minimum of 18 credit hours completed in the following courses: Drawing I, Drawing II, Design I, Design II, 3-D Design, and Photography Survey. The Foundation Portfolio Review will result in an “accept” or “deny” into the photography concentration.

Portfolio Guidelines


Graphic Design

For students interested in graphic design, the Foundation Portfolio Review for entrance into that concentration will take place in the fall semester of each year. The review is a faculty evaluation of student work from a minimum of 18 credit hours completed in the following courses: Drawing I, Drawing II, Design I, Design II, 3-D Design, and Introduction to Computing for Art. The Foundation Portfolio Review will result in an “accept” or “deny” in the graphic design concentration.

Portfolio Guidelines


Students accepted (by faculty evaluation) into the fine arts, graphic design, or photography concentration may begin the concentration sequence of courses. Students denied may remain in the art program as an “Art-Undeclared (UART)”  major and can resubmit a portfolio in the next review. Students cannot pursue a concentration in which they have been denied twice. They will have to choose another concentration in order to pursue a BFA at Mississippi State.

Contact the Department of Art for more information.

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