Application for BFA in Art Practice

Application for BFA in Art Practice for Transfer Students

Please read all instructions prior to uploading your application.

The following instructions only apply to students transferring to PSU and starting Year 3 coursework in our BFA Art Practice program. A transfer student is one who is transferring to PSU with 90 or more credits from another institution and may be ready to start Year 3 of the Art Practice program.

Application Deadline: April 5, 2019

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This program requires that all students pass a portfolio review process before taking 300- and 400- level BFA coursework. Students entering our program in years one and two need only apply through the main PSU application portal and will submit a portfolio for review before their 3rd year.

For the BFA in Art Practice, transfer students intending to take 300-level courses or higher must submit a digital portfolio for review before beginning coursework in upper-division BFA classes.

Transfer students must also apply and be accepted to PSU before applying for the BFA.

Digital portfolio reviews will be during winter term for entry the following year.


When applying, you will need to submit the following:

Portofolio: Provide 1-10 items
Consider including samples that reflect your experience with 2D, 3D, and time-based media. Use the comments section to help the committee understand the size, media, and content of each work sample. Images (up to 5MB each), Video (up to 250MB each), Audio (up to 30MB each), PDFs (up to 10MB each) and Models (Sketchfab). You may also link to media from YouTube, Vimeo and SoundClou

Provide the contact information for two individuals who can serve as a reference (artistic and scholastic ability and potential).

Transcript or PSU DARS Report
Provide a copy of your transcript or Portland State University DARS report with grades for all completed Art and Art History courses. If you have difficulty attaching this document, please submit a hard copy to the Art Office by the deadline date (include your name plus "attention BFA Application").

Respond to the following questions (150 words max. per question):

  • Why do you want to pursue a BFA in Art Practice at Portland State University?
  • What skills/methods of making from our current course offerings are you interested in pursuing?
  • What ideas / concepts are you interested in exploring in your work? 
  • Who is an artist that inspires you? Why?


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BFA 2017 Final Show