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How to apply

Undergraduate admissions to BFA in Art Education, Visual Arts

Applications for Fall 2024

Deadline: March 1 

Application and portfolios are accepted online only

The SlideRoom portfolio portal opens on October 31

Step 2: Create your portfolio  

The portfolio of artwork for admission to the art education program should be a collection of your best and most recent work in visual arts. It should represent your individual interests, abilities and explorations. Consider visual, conceptual, and technical proficiency in selecting your best and most recent work.

The portfolio should:

  • consist of approximately 20 pieces of personally conceived 2D and 3D work of an imaginative and visually explorative nature;
  • demonstrate both technical skills and conceptual development;
  • be numbered and labelled individually with the applicant’s name, title of the work, date of completion, size of work and medium(s) used;
  • include a summary list of contents indicating the applicant’s name, title of the work, date of completion, size of work and medium(s) used;

All portfolios must be submitted through the department's web application.

The department reserves the right to refuse any portfolios that do not conform to the guidelines.

Step 3: Write your letter of intent

Your letter of intent must:

  • describe the your reasons for applying to the Art Education program;
  • outline your academic background and any relevant professional and/or volunteer experience;
  • explain what you hope to learn over the course of your undergraduate degree.

Step 4: Submit your materials

Applicants must submit the portfolio directly to the Department of Art Education via the online application. 


  • Portfolio
  • Letter of intent
  • Photocopy (student copy) of most recent academic record(s) 
    • Where applicable: high school, community college, CEGEP and university transcripts. 
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