Become an Art Major
Study Art and Design at Kennesaw State
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)
FOR SPRING TERM ACCEPTANCE:
• 5 p.m. October 1
• 5 p.m. November 1
FOR FALL TERM ACCEPTANCE:
• 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.
Become an Art Major
The School of Art & Design admits students in the Fall (August) and Spring (January)
semester each year. We offer three degree programs for which you must submit a portfolio
of work for entrance: The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, the Bachelor of Fine Arts
in Digital Animation and the Bachelor of Science in Art Education.
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.
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.
Kimya (Tia) Merriweather
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.