College of Fine & Performing Arts

Art Education Application

Who can use this application?

This application is for all students who are interested in applying to the Art Education major.

Application deadlines

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

  • October 15
  • January 31


Applications for Art Studio BA, Art History, and Art Studio BFA.

Prospective students must also complete the WWU admissions application.

Application requirements

Admission to the WWU Art Education major 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.

Your portfolio must include:

  • 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.

Art Eduction Major Application Form

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.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file 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 12MB.

Files must be less than 12 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf ppt pptx.
  • You will receive a confirmation email upon the successful submission of this form.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact the department.