The Pre-Communication Review is a two stage process consisting of a first round Portfolio Review and a second round of Personal Interviews. Applicants will submit their portfolios, including artwork and their final project from ART 151, and a current Degree Audit Report (DAR). Portfolios must be submitted digitally as a Behance website. A link to the site must be provided.


The Behance portfolio should contain a total of 10 pieces maximum of college level artwork selected to demonstrate your range of skills and abilities. The final project from ART151 is required. The nine additional pieces of work need to include a mix of physical and digital projects from all the required Foundations courses you are enrolled in or completed at the time of application.

No high school art work may be included.

ART 151 Pre-Communication Design
*Required Final Project

ART 111 Design & Composition
If an iterative project is included in your portfolio, please include all parts of the process as a single project. (Example: Strip Studies 1-2-3, Typographic Forms (thumbnail, value, and final), Word or Single Object Sculpture (sketch and dimensional))

ART 121 Observational Drawing (if enrolled)
(Minimum of 1) Finished Observational Drawing (line or value)

ART 102 Color Theory & Practice
ART 105 Technical Drawing

Additional pieces of curricular or extra-curricular collegiate work, independent work, or work created for an organization.
*1–2 pieces maximum
(Example: Problem Solving, Creative Technology, UP Magazine)

A PDF of the applicant’s DAR is required. PDFs must be uploaded via the form on this page. Name PDF files using the following format:

Submission deadlines will be posted as soon as we know Registration dates for Fall 2021.

Questions about the Application Process should be directed to the ART 151 instructor.

Use the form on this page to submit a portfolio to apply for the Communication Design program.

Design Portfolio Submission Form

Design Portfolio Submission Form

Maximum upload size: 11MB
name your file: lastname_firstinitial_DAR.pdf