Admissions

Admissions

Start your application for Graphic Design or Digital Arts

First Year Students

Deciding where to go to college is probably the most difficult decision you’ve ever had to make – but it doesn’t have to be scary. We have Enrollment Advisors to help you through every step of the process, which means you’ll have a real human being (and a friend!) in your corner while you navigate the world of college applications. For First Year Students, we require:

  • Personal Information: your profile and contact information
  • Academic Information: details about your academic background
  • Employment Information: your work history

Submit your online application with the following:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Test scores are optional
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Your completed portfolio

Read more about First Year Student requirements.

Transfer Students

We work very closely with Transfer Students to move as many of their earned credits from previous institutions into SFUAD credits as possible. Your Enrollment Advisor can assist you with a conversation about transferring your credits at any point in your enrollment process – you don’t have to wait until you’re an accepted student. For Transfer Students, our application requires: ·

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Test scores are optional
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Your completed portfolio

Read more about Transfer Student requirements.

International Students

We welcome international students from around the globe every year at SFUAD. To understand eligibility, Visa requirements, and our application process, visit our International Student Application.

Your Graphic Design or Digital Arts portfolio

If you’re applying for acceptance into the Graphic Design or Digital Art Department’s BFA program, you are required to submit a portfolio with 10-15 pieces of art. If you have taken graphic design courses or digital media courses, you are certainly invited to share this work. Because graphic design relies on a variety of skill sets, we are also very interested in seeing traditional 2D and 3D studio art (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography), as well as 4D projects (video, film, animation). If your work wasn’t originally created in digital form, please be sure to photograph it digitally or scan and convert your work to a digital file so you can upload it to our system.

There will also be a personal statement required (guidelines here).

For more information and advice on preparing your portfolio, please contact our enrollment advisors at 1-877-732-5977 or enrollment@santafeuniversity.edu.