A successful portfolio review is a prerequisite for admission into the Graphic Design and Illustration degree program.

The goal of the review is to maintain program standards and ensure students are poised for success. We're looking for creativity, ability, and potential for growth. Comments will be provided once the review is complete, as well as a letter stating acceptance or resubmission.

Instructions to submit a portfolio are as follows:

  1. Gather six of your best pieces in any medium.
  2. Photograph traditional work and/or save digital pieces as JPGs.
  3. Send an email to graphic-design@iup.edu with your files as attachments or a link to your work.
  4. Don't forget to include your full name in the email.
  5. We strongly recommend submitting your portfolio no later than May 1.

In-person reviews can be arranged upon request. Questions can also be sent to graphic-design@iup.edu.

Prospective Interior Design, Fashion Studies, Studio Art, and Art Education majors are NOT required to submit a portfolio for entry into those programs.

Prospective students applying to Studio Art and Art Education may submit a portfolio for scholarship consideration. Interested students should email art-info@iup.edu for details.

IUP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Please direct inquiries concerning equal opportunity to Director of Affirmative Action, IUP, G-30 Sutton Hall, Indiana, Pa. 15705.