BFA Studio Art Application

This application is for current WWU Art Studio BA majors to apply to the Art Studio BFA program.

The application deadline is April 17. Successful applicants will be notified in the last week of May.

Other information

​If you have any questions about applying to the Department of Art & Art History at Western Washington University, we're happy to help you find an answer. Call us at (360) 650-3660.

Application Form

This application is only for current Studio Art majors at WWU.
All BFA Studio applicants are required to have a current minimum GPA of 3.0. Please enter your current GPA below. It should be the GPA reflected on the unofficial transcript you will attach to this application.

Student Information


Education Status

Unofficial transcript

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 a pdf.
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.

Written Statement

Please include a 300-word artist statement describing your:

  1. goals as an artist
  2. your preferred media and the content/ subject matter of your artwork
  3. artistic influences
  4. what you hope to gain from studying in the BFA program at Western
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.


Please upload a portfolio of 12 examples of your best and most recent work.  Artwork should demonstrate a clear focus in overall concept and direction, and an individual ‘voice’ should be discernable in the work presented.

The portfolio must be in either PDF or PowerPoint (ppt or pptx) format.  Each artwork must be on a separate page.  The first page should consist of your name. 

Applicants whose artwork includes time-based media such as video, performance, animation, or sound pieces may include a placeholder image and a web link to the media file, or video.  Do not embed video content in your portfolio.

Below or to the side of each image, list: 

  • title of the piece 
  • medium 
  • size/duration 
  • date of completion 
  • brief description 
  • in the case of group projects, indicate your personal responsibilities 
One file only.
12 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, ppt, pptx.