All applicants to the School of Art must submit a portfolio of creative work for review online, exclusively through the SlideRoom portfolio service. Applicants who don't submit a SlideRoom portfolio will not be considered for admission.
In addition to the required online portfolio, applicants are encouraged to visit campus for an optional interview with professors from the School of Art. This visit would be an excellent opportunity to meet our faculty and tour the campus. Please note, however, that the interview is purely optional and cannot replace the required online portfolio submission.
Further information about the online review and on-campus interview can be found below.
Required Online Portfolio Submission
Visit SlideRoom to submit your portfolio to the School of Art after October 1. (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 and Transfer 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 $15.00 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.
Optional On-Campus Interview
Campus visits offer applicants the opportunity to meet individually with the School of Art faculty and students, attend information sessions and take a tour of the School of Art facilities. Applicants who've completed their portfolio submissions through SlideRoom are encouraged to visit campus for a personal interview with faculty from the School of Art. Although this interview may touch on one or more highlights from the applicant's portfolio, the primary purpose of these interviews is to help the applicant and faculty "get to know" each other. For information on what to bring to the on-campus interview, please review our portfolio review preparation and tips page.
Applicants attending an interview are still required to submit their portfolio online.
2019-20 On-Campus Interview Dates:
November 3 (Early Decision applicants only)
If participating in an on-campus interview, Early Decision applicants should attend the November interview day (registering by November 1) and Regular Decision and Transfer applicants can attend any January or February interview day (registering by January 1).