Become an Art Major

Study Art and Design at Kennesaw State

Study Art and Design at Kennesaw State Portfolio Submission Deadlines

The School of Art and Design offers a BFA degree in Art, a BFA in Digital Animation, a BS degree in Art Education, a BA in Art History, a BAT in Apparel Textiles Technology, and an MAT in Teaching Art. We also offer minors in Apparel and Textiles, Art History, and Classical Studies, as well as an Apparel Product Development certificate.

If you are interested in pursuing either the BFA or the BS, you must also apply directly to the School of Art & Design and submit a portfolio of your work, in addition to gaining admission to Kennesaw State University. A portfolio is not required for the BA in Art History. 

There are specific deadlines by which you must submit your portfolio. At the same time that you submit your portfolio, you can also request credit for AP studio art portfolio scores or courses taken at another college or university.

Portfolio Submission Deadlines

(For transfer students, current students or new, incoming first-year students, and most concentration submissions)


• 5 p.m. October 1
• 5 p.m. November 1


• 5 p.m. February 1
• 5 p.m. March 1
• 5 p.m. April 1
• 5 p.m. August 1

Portfolios submitted after 5 p.m. on these dates will not be reviewed until the next possible submission date. Approximately 3 weeks are required to complete the review from the time of the posted deadline.


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    Transfer College Credit

     Transfer students must submit work from studio courses of other institutions to be reviewed by our faculty before a determination can be made whether substitution is possible. This review can take place at the same time as your application to the major, or after you have been formally accepted to the School of Art & Design.

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    Substitute AP Credit

    It is possible to substitute credit earned from Advanced Placement courses in Two-Dimensional Design, Three-Dimensional Design, or Drawing prior to enrolling for specific KSU studio art degree requirements.

    Please contact:

    Kimya (Tia) Merriweather
    Academic Advisor

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      Choose a Discipline

       After a student has completed the Lower-Division Major Requirements of the BFA in Art and while enrolled in the second course of their intended discipline area, they will submit a portfolio of work in that area for review by the supervising faculty. Students may apply to more than one discipline area, or apply to a second discipline later in their course of study. Admission into any discipline area is dependent upon the strength of the student’s portfolio, their performance in visual arts courses, and their overall academic performance in all classes taken.