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Bachelor of Art (B.A.) or Art Minor Program Admission

Having chosen the Frostic School of Art for your creative studies, we want to get a sense of who you are as an artist. The following instructions and guidelines for your statement of intent, portfolio, and recommendation form should help you with the application process.

All applications must be submitted using the online platform through Slideroom at frosticart.slideroom.com. Slideroom charges a $10 fee at the time of a completed applicant’s submission.

Application Deadlines for Art Major and Minor


October 1      (admission and scholarship consideration)
February 1     (admission and scholarship consideration)
April 1           (admission only)

Frostic School of Art Application Process


Statement of Intent:
The purpose of the statement of intent is to give us a sense of your creative aspirations, ideas, and goals. Statements of intent can be powerful narratives that convey a strong sense of who you are as a creative individual – they can be humorous, poignant, startling, and inventive. Slideroom will limit your statement to 2,000 characters. Be specific and clear when crafting your statement. Keep your statement in the present tense. Avoid using generalities and clichés (I’ve always been an artist” or “My work is about my emotions.”) Use spell check. Ask someone you trust proofread it.

The following questions may help as you construct your statement:    

Portfolio:
The portfolio is an essential piece of how we get to know you as an artist and evaluate your skills and talent. A complete portfolio includes 8-10 original (not copied) works created within the last 2 years. Your portfolio should showcase your artistic strengths and abilities. The pieces in your portfolio can be assignments from art classes; we strongly encourage you to include pieces that reflect your individual ideas, talents, and inspirations.

Portfolios should include the following:

*For details on preparing and formatting your digital and video artwork, visit Slideroom’s Applicant FAQ.

Recommendation Form:
A recommendation form is required piece of the application process that should be completed by a person who is familiar with you artistic abilities (i.e., an art instructor, counselor, or teacher). The recommendation form is sent through Slideroom to the person of your choosing’s email.


Letter of notification


A letter of notification is sent to each applicant approximately 4 weeks after the application deadline detailing one of the 3 following actions:

Applicant may choose to apply again the following semester or take indicated courses to build their portfolio.

*After successful completion of Foundation Art courses, students have an opportunity to continue on the B.A. track or apply to their choice of a B.F.A. program.

If you haven any questions about the Frostic School of Art or the application process, please feel free to contact the Recruitment and Outreach Manager, Natalie Faculak, at (269) 387-2473 or natalie.a.faculak@wmich.edu.