A degree from the School of Art and Design will prepare you to be a critically thinking, creative, and collaborative professional able to apply your skills to a variety of careers.
How to Apply
Incoming freshmen students
If you’re an incoming undergraduate student, you must first apply for admission to IU Bloomington.
Incoming art and design students are not required to submit a portfolio with their application for admission. Once admitted to IU, any student may declare a major in the School of Art and Design. In keeping with the liberal arts philosophy, we give students the opportunity to develop their technical skills, broaden their theoretical and historical knowledge, and reach their full creative potential while completing coursework in their major of choice. Art and design students also have the unique experience of being in studio classes with students majoring in other disciplines and exchanging ideas across varied perspectives.
The B.F.A. in Studio Art is the only degree that requires a portfolio review. This review is usually held in the sophomore year once a student has a strong commitment to intensive study in one studio area.