Skip navigation
  1. Home
  2. Admissions
  3. BFA Admissions

Portfolio Requirements

How to Prepare an Inspiring Portfolio


It is suggested that all applicants submit some examples of direct observational drawings, and highly recommend if you are anticipating majoring in Art Education, Fine Arts, Fashion Design or Illustration.

“Drawing from direct observation” specifically means drawing from what you see in real life, including people, objects and or spaces directly around you. Drawings that are copied from photographs, posters, or another person’s artwork are not considered to be observational drawings.

Your portfolio is a critical portion of your application to Moore College of Art & Design. You are highly encouraged to present your portfolio in person during your campus visit and meeting with your admissions counselor, so that you may have an opportunity to discuss your ideas and artistic motivation. Digital images may be submitted through Slideroom. Be sure to include an image inventory that lists title, medium and dimensions. You may also have your portfolio reviewed by an admissions counselor or faculty member during a National Portfolio Day event near you. Listed below are the locations and dates a Moore College of Art & Design representative will be present to review your portfolio. For complete details about a specific day, please visit the National Portfolio Day website. 

UNDERGRADUATE

  • Austin, Texas: September 28, 2019 | 11 am – 3 pm
  • Dallas, Texas: September 29, 2019 | 12 pm – 4 pm
  • Richmond, Virginia: October 5, 2019 | 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Charlotte, North Carolina: October 6, 2019 | 12 pm – 4 pm
  • Hartford, Connecticut: October 12, 2019 | 12 pm – 4 pm
  • Boston, Massachusetts: October 13, 2019 | 12 pm – 4 pm
  • Chicago, Illinois: October 20, 2019 | 10 am – 2 pm
  • New York, New York: October 26, 2019 | 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: October 27, 2019 | 12 pm – 4 pm
  • Washington, District of Columbia: November 2, 2019 | 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Baltimore, Maryland: November 3, 2019 | 12 pm – 4 pm
  • Cincinnati Ohio: November 16, 2019| 12 pm – 4 pm
  • Cleveland, Ohio: November 17, 2019 | 12 pm – 4 pm
  • Miami, Florida: January 25, 2019 | 11 am – 3 pm
  • Sarasota, Florida: January 26, 2019 | 12 pm – 4 pm

GRADUATE

  • New York, New York: October 26, 2019 | 12 pm – 4 pm