Applying With Portfolio
BFA applicants applying as fine arts, graphic design, or interior architecture majors are required to submit a portfolio as part of the admission process.
Your portfolio should contain only your best–and most recent–work and should demonstrate versatility, showing that you are prepared for the diverse and rigorous first-year foundation program. You may include pieces produced in your high school art classes or on your own through courses at art schools, museums, and adult ed programs.
- Your portfolio should consist of 12-15 examples of recent, original, finished work:
- Pieces showing skill in observational drawing/painting (still life studies, self-portraits, figure studies)
- You may also include abstract and design-based pieces in drawing, paint or collage
- Work that demonstrates a range of media and techniques
- Do not include anime, manga-based work, or pieces copied directly from photographs
- Limit the number of computer-generated pieces
Submit your portfolio in ONE of the following ways:
- Upload to your applicant portal account after submitting your application
- Email us
- Mail to the Office of Undergraduate Admission; 8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA, 02108
Applying Without Portfolio
If you are a BFA applicant who does not have a portfolio, you can begin your studies at the University as "Undecided Arts and Sciences." Students who meet the stated conditions in their first semester will be considered for full entry into the BFA program.
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