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Department of Art

Portfolio Day Registration

Portfolio Day Registration



9 AM - 12 PM

Art and artists thrive on the campus of Clemson University! We are a top-25 comprehensive university with the resources and facilities to offer students excellent educational opportunities in the visual arts. Our team-taught undergraduate and graduate art programs have an art-school feel with the benefits of a large research university and are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

We invite you to join us for our Portfolio Day on Sat., Oct. 21. This year, we will have both in person and online portfolio reviews available. Please indicate on the form below which option you would prefer.

You will receive valuable information about Clemson programs and opportunities, as well as our Art major requirements and courses in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, Photography, as well as Animation, Graphic Design, New Media and Art History. Learn about careers and facilities, and meet our faculty to discuss your work.

  • Who should attend?

    Students from all high school levels are invited; junior and senior students are especially encouraged to attend. Seniors who will apply to Clemson for admission as an Art major are encouraged to share their portfolio for consideration of department scholarships. Current college students looking to transfer to Clemson are also welcome! Note: A portfolio review is not required for admission to the Visual Art major at Clemson, but it is required for consideration of scholarship opportunities.

    The BA and BFA program are small, allowing for close interaction between students and teachers in the studio and classroom. With no more than 15 students enrolled in a studio course, individual instruction is a high priority. This individual contact is key to advancing both technical skill and conceptual understanding.

    Our students are encouraged to explore, achieve and create and are immersed in a rigorous course of study that includes studio techniques, conceptual directions and art history.

    The student undergraduate experience is enhanced by  professional activities with faculty; field trips to art centers in Charlotte, Columbia, Atlanta, New York City and Washington, D.C.; interaction with visiting artists; and opportunities for local and regional exhibitions.

    Whether you plan a career in making, teaching or managing art, you’ll leave Clemson having had numerous opportunities to explore your abilities and develop your creativity.

  • What to bring to your Portfolio Review

    A portfolio demonstrating a range of your artwork and experience, which could include:

    - Work in one or more media (example: 2D or 3D design, animation, ceramics, drawing, digital media, painting, photography, printmaking) Both actual samples or images are acceptable.

    - Observational work (drawing, painting or other mediums)

    - Self-directed work (assignments or sketchbook)  

    Unofficial high school transcripts, plus AP course info, SAT or ACT scores, if they are available.

    Yourself! – You will discuss your portfolio and experience with art faculty.

    In addition to sharing your portfolio with us, we encourage you to plan a virtual tour through the Visitors Center via

Sculpture student - Aidan Rhoades
Check back for Portfolio Day online sign up form. Coming soon!
Department of Art
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