KU Visual Art | Admissions | Undergraduate

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In addition to University Admissions, prospective students should adhere to admissions requirements specific to the Department of Visual Art.

A portfolio is required for admission to Visual Art. A portfolio review is required for an annual incoming freshman scholarship competition.

Advanced Placement credit in Studio Art counts as general elective credit or studio credit, but does not exempt a student from any of the Foundations courses.

Portfolio & Essay

In order to complete the application process and be eligible to seek a degree in a Visual Art area, you must complete three essay questions (often done as part of KU’s online application) and submit a portfolio to the Department of Visual Art.


All Visual Art students are required to participate in a foundation curriculum before enrolling in advanced art studio courses.

All Visual Art students complete ART 101 Drawing I, ART 102 Drawing II, ART 103 Art Concepts and Practice, and ART 104 Art Principles and Practice before enrolling in advanced art studio courses.

Freshmen typically enroll in these classes along with English, two semesters of Art History, and other Liberal Arts Electives.

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