Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Admission
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All applicants to the School of Art must submit a portfolio of creative work for review online, exclusively through the SlideRoom portfolio service.
In addition to the required online portfolio review, applicants may choose to visit campus for an optional interview and portfolio critique with School of Art faculty. A campus visit is an excellent opportunity to meet our professors and tour the campus, though it's purely optional and doesn't replace the required online portfolio submission.
Visit SlideRoom to submit your portfolio to the School of Art. (This online portfolio service will allow you to upload, label, arrange and submit your portfolio electronically.)
Early Decision applicants should upload their portfolios by November 1, and Regular Decision applicants should upload their portfolios by January 15.
For portfolio guidelines and online submission recommendations and FAQ, please review our portfolio review preparation and tips page.
Please note: SlideRoom charges $12.00 to manage your portfolio for the School of Art. SlideRoom is a private company contracted by Carnegie Mellon to manage applicant portfolios; this money doesn't go to Carnegie Mellon.
Applicants have the option to bring a few pieces from their portfolio to campus to discuss them in an interview setting with a professor from the School of Art (after submitting their full online). Campus visits offer applicants the opportunity to attend information sessions, meet individually with art faculty and take a tour of School of Art facilities. (Applicants attending an on-campus interview and portfolio critique are still required to submit their portfolio online.)
2013-14 on-campus interview and portfolio critique dates:
November 10 (Early Decision applicants)
If participating in an on-campus interview and portfolio critique, Early Decision applicants should attend the November interview day (registering by November 1) and Regular Decision applicants can attend any January or February interview day (registering by January 1).
For portfolio guidelines and information on what to bring to for the on-campus interview and portfolio critique, please review our portfolio review preparation and tips page.