For Prospective Students

STUDIO ART SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS FOR GEORGETOWN ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Thank you for your interest in the Studio Art program at Georgetown!

Please note that the Department of Art and Art History’s Studio Art Program only accepts supplemental materials for review. All applications for admission to Georgetown University must be sent separately to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Supplementary submission of a portfolio with no more than 20 images may make sense for students with substantial and well-developed talent that cannot be conveyed adequately in the rest of the application. But you should think carefully before submitting supplementary materials with your Georgetown application.

The Department of Art and Art History does not make any admissions decisions. All decisions are made by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions primarily on the basis of the general application materials submitted there. Most successful applicants submit only those materials. In rare instances, when we review a portfolio from prospective art students with truly exceptional credentials who we feel are a strong fit for our Studio Art Program, we are able to provide a statement about that strength to be added to the student’s admissions file. Submitting Studio Art supplemental materials does not require or presume that a student necessarily plans to major in Art. 

Due to University policy and the large amount of material we receive, we cannot offer any feedback or evaluation to candidates on their submissions.  

SubMitTing MATERIALS

In order to have visual art material reviewed you must submit a portfolio of your artwork. Please provide up to 20 images that are 2000 px in the longest dimension, 72 dpi, and high quality in jpeg compression. Each image should be approximately 283 KB in size. Do not submit images of collaborative artworks for which you are not the primary artist. Time-based files, such as videos or animations, should be an mp4 file of no more than 5 minutes.

Please note that if you choose to submit, materials must be uploaded electronically via Box.com by the respective admissions deadlines (November 1 for Early Action and January 10 for Regular Decision) to ensure receipt and review.

Box is an online file sharing service that lets you access, manage, and share your content from anywhere. 

To get started, please review these step-by-step instructions.

Subsequent inquiries regarding the status of your Georgetown University application should be directed to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. The Department of and Art History is not able to comment on the status of your materials.