Art Studio BA Application

Who can use this application?

This application is for all students who are interested in applying to the Art Studio BA program.

Areas of study

  • ceramics
  • drawing
  • fiber art
  • mixed-media
  • painting
  • photography
  • printmaking
  • sculpture
  • time-based media

Application deadlines

First year, current WWU students, and transfer students can apply on rolling deadlines of

  • October 15
  • January 31

Applicants looking to apply to the Art Studio, Bachelor of Fine Arts, follow this link.

Prospective students must also complete the WWU admissions application.

Application requirements

Admission to the Western Washington Bachelor of Art Studio Program is based on the assessment of academic credentials and portfolio review.

If you have any questions about the application process, or you did not receive a confirmation email upon the submission of your application, please contact the Department of Art & Art History at (360) 650-3660.

Studio Art Application Materials

A portfolio is required for consideration for the art studio program. Upload your digital portfolio as a PDF or PowerPoint (ppt or pptx) file. Files must be less than 12 MB.

Your portfolio must include

  • Your name and current academic status must be on the first page of your portfolio (e.g. Freshman, Current WWU Student or Transfer Student).
  • 10-12 pieces of your best original artwork completed in the last three years.
  • Regardless of the studio concentration you wish to pursue 2-3 works in your portfolio must showcase examples from direct observation.
    • These works should demonstrate the use of line, value, form, realistic proportions, and strong composition.
    • Suggested examples are: life drawing, still life drawing, or figurative sculpture.
    • Do not include sketchbook drawings.
  • A range of media including: ceramics, drawing, fiber art, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or time-based media.

Portfolio descriptors

Also include for each artwork the following descriptors below or to the side of each image:

  • title of the piece
  • medium
  • size
  • for time-based media include the duration of the artwork
  • date of completion
  • brief description of artwork/project
  • in the case of group projects, indicate your personal responsibilities

* Note: For time-based artwork do not embed the file directly into your portfolio. Include a placeholder image and a link to the to the video.

Portfolio tips

  • A variety of media, subject matter, and scale, are important.
  • Make sure your images are well lit, oriented properly, cropped, and in focus.
  • Make sure your area(s) of interest align with one or more of our studio concentrations (ceramics, drawing, fiber art, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or time-based media).
    • For example, we do not offer a degree or classes in digital illustration or anime.
  • Do do not submit artwork that is geared towards industrial or graphic design.
  • Schedule a portfolio review prior to the application deadline with an Art Studio faculty.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

Art Studio Bachelor of Arts Application Form

Enrollment Status
Applied to Western?
Admitted to Western?
If you have taken any college level art courses, please include a copy of your unofficial transcripts with the courses you have taken. Upload as PDF.
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.
Please upload a portfolio of 12 of your best works. Please read the detailed portfolio requirements before uploading your file. The file cannot exceed 14MB.
One file only.
14 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, ppt, pptx.