Transfer Students from within the University of Delaware
It is advised that you contact the Art and Design Department to let them know of your intentions to transfer and request additional information.
If you are accepted into the Art and Design Department, you will need to complete a Change of Academic Plan and Graduation Date web form where you will delete your old Major and ADD the ART-BAAS.
# 1: Submit your digital portfolio and essay for review by the Department Admissions Committee.
For Spring transfer admit you must submit your portfolio and essay to the Department Admissions Committee (DAC) by midnight November 1st via Slideroom.
For Fall transfer admit you must submit your portfolio and essay to the Department Admissions Committee (DAC) by midnight May 1st via Slideroom.
The DAC will not evaluate original portfolios. Portfolio reviews are not conducted in-person; rather, portfolios are submitted through the SlideRoom website.
# 3: You will be notified of your acceptance to the Art and Design Department via email. The email will have specific instructions on completing the Change of Academic Plan and Graduation Date web form with a listing of classes you should enroll in.
Create an account on the University of Delaware SlideRoom Site:
Upon registration, applicants are emailed an activation link for security and to ensure their information is accurate. You must use the link in this email to activate your account. Logging In will result in an error unless you activate your account first.
Applicants can access their account from anywhere in the world by using their email address and password. Their private account is totally secure and accessible to them at all times. The applicant can edit and upload as much as they like until they are ready to send their portfolio. Do not submit your portfolio until you have completed all possible edits. You may not "unsubmit" your portfolio for changes later.
Applicants can contact SlideRoom anytime for technical support by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easy to Upload
SlideRoom provides all the tools necessary to upload, label, arrange and preview portfolio items. The uploader allows applicants to browse their computer for files they wish to upload, which may include images, videos, MP3s or PDF documents. SlideRoom accepts a wide range of standard file types and sizes to make everything easy for applicants.
Applicants see their portfolio just as reviewers will see it before they submit.
Label & Organize
Applicants can add a Title, Dimensions, Medium, Year and any other applicable information to their portfolio pieces by simply double clicking on any item. The system will remind applicants to add this information to any unlabeled portfolio items.
Add 500 word Essay
Cut and paste your essay into the form.
1. Select your Work for your Portfolio Application
The application portfolio requires a minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 individual pieces.
Portfolios are evaluated for creative expressive potential including: understanding of materials, excellence of craftsmanship, composition, conceptual thinking, originality and technical expertise within a variety of media.
We recommend that you limit pieces to a maximum of 4 from any of the following categories:
- computer graphics
- 2-dimensional design
- 3-dimensional design
In the event that a Web site is included, up to three screen grabs of the web site are to be submitted. (a screen grab is a JPEG of the web page, not the web page itself.)
As your work is submitted to the online application, you will be asked to provide the following for each entry:
- title of the piece
- category for the piece
- size (width, then height)
2. Prepare Digital Images of your Work
You may use a digital camera, scanner or film camera to capture your images for your application portfolio.
All images need:
- sharp focus
- accurate color
- tight cropping without wide borders to frame the image
- the enter and edges of the piece evenly
One of the best and easiest ways to take the photo is in bright sunlight, being careful to avoid glare. Also avoid confusing or textured backgrounds as much as possible.
Capturing images with a digital camera
Using a digital camera is the easiest way to create images of your pieces. You can shoot many images and know quickly if you are capturing high quality images. Almost all digital cameras save the images in the required JPEG file format for uploading images over the internet to your portfolio application.
Using a film camera to create images of your work is acceptable. Once you have completed your photography, take the film to a camera shop where they can create a CD with digital versions of your images. Be sure that the images are saved in the JPEG file format and are at least 700 pixels in width or height.
You can use a scanner to create images of your work. This will work well for pieces that fit on your scanner. Larger pieces are more easily captured with a camera as it is difficult to scan in several sections of the piece and then collage them together in an image editing program.
You can also use the scanner to digitize prints or slides from a film camera. Be sure your scanner accurately captures color and produces sharp images. It is likely that your camera shop will digitize your prints more accurately than your scanner.
Requirements to upload your images
If you feel the need to manipulate your images in an image editing program like Adobe Photoshop, you can tightly control the cropping, focus and color of the image. These programs make it easy to crop the images to focus attention on your work. If you are comfortable doing this, you can save time uploading images. Warning: be sure to save your images as high quality JPEGs. Low quality JPEGs tend to look blurry with a loss of accurate color.
Write Your Essay
The department is looking for applicants who will shape the character and vision of the department. We are looking for visually creative people who are unique, passionate and talented. In your essay, please describe what qualities you feel you will bring to the department and your college-level educational experience and why. The maximum length for the essay is 500 words.
Suggestions for your essay
It is reasonable that the lack of a formal art education may negatively impact the portfolio. If this is the case, the merit of the essay as a measure of an applicant's admissibility is emphasized. If you feel your art experience is lacking you should refer to that issue in your essay.
Please note that this essay is in addition to the essay required by the Office of Admission's application. Applicants should also be aware of the importance of the University's other requirements such as academic record, letters of reference, extracurricular effort, etc. to the evaluation from the Office of Admissions.
Write your essay in any word processor. Give the essay a title. Take advantage of the spell checker. Print it out and proofread very carefully for content and grammar. Do not use any text formatting (multiple fonts and font sizes, bold and italic) as that will not be preserved when pasting the essay into the text area. Be sure the title of your essay is at the top and on its own line. We are interested in the content of your essay, not the design of your essay.
Your essay must address the issues requested by the DAC.
Based on the evaluation of portfolios, academic record, and/or financial need, a select number of students will be chosen for consideration for departmental and/or university scholarships.
FINANCIAL AID & THE CALLOWAY SCHOLARSHIP
All undergraduate financial aid and scholarship programs are managed and decided by the Office of Student Financial Services.