What should I bring to my portfolio review?

We recommend that you bring your art journals, if you have them, plus as many different kinds of art as possible, including:

  • animation

  • ceramics

  • design, including graphic design and web design

  • drawing--from direct observation, not replicating a photograph or something that you find online

  • illustration

  • metalsmithing

  • painting

  • photography

  • printmaking

  • sculpture

  • video

What if I have an artwork that I want to show you, but I cannot bring to a review?

You may supplement your portfolio with digital reproductions of such artworks. Please remember to bring whatever you need to show us these works (flash drive, phone, laptop, web address, etc).

What else should I do to prepare for my portfolio review?

We will ask you to talk to us about your artworks and share related information about yourself, so you might want to practice talking about such things as this:

  • How many art classes have you taken, and what did you learn?

  • What are the names of your art teachers?

  • Who are your favorite artists and artworks. Why?

  • What art museums or art exhibitions have you visited?

  • Where have you traveled?

  • What are your other interests?

What else can I expect at the time of my portfolio review?

Each one is a little different, but generally speaking you can expect to spread your work out on tables and engage in a conversation with two Art faculty members. Other, prospective students might be there with you, in the same room. We will ask anyone who has traveled with you that day to step out of the room; they can meet up with you after the review. 

Who can apply for an Art Scholarship at Siena Heights?

You can apply for an Art Scholarship if you are a high school senior or prospective transfer student and you plan to major or minor in Art or Graphic Design. You must have been accepted to Siena Heights University before scheduling your portfolio review.

In addition, if you are a first-time freshmen who has been accepted to Siena Heights University and you have a 3.5 cumulative high school GPA or higher you should also participate in SHU's Academic Scholarship Competition Days.

When are Art Scholarship porfolio reviews offered?

For the latest information about review dates, please visit this page:

Do you have other questions? Don't hesitate to contact the Admissions Office