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How to apply

Admissions requirements for Studio Arts programs.

Step 2: Create your portfolio  


  • You must apply online before submitting a portfolio, you need a valid Concordia ID to do so.
  • Are you applying to more than one Studio Arts choice (e.g. Studio Arts and Photography)? You must submit a separate portfolio for each.
  • Are you are applying to more than one Fine Arts program (e.g. Intermedia and Design)? You must submit a separate portfolio for each program; we do not share portfolios between departments.

All portfolios must be submitted through the department's web application (Slideroom). You may not submit your portfolio via email or through other websites.

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

What to include in your portfolio  

Please tailor your portfolio to the specific program area to which you are applying.

Your work should show evidence of both technical skill and conceptual development. Basic abilities in drawing, composition and color-use must be demonstrated.

  • Minimum number of portfolio items: 15.
  • Maximum number of portfolio items: 20.
  • Each portfolio item must be a single digital file.
  • Either recently completed or currently in progress may be submitted. 
  • Include work that demonstrates your ability to work in a variety of media, in both two and three dimensions. Examples include drawings, paintings, prints, collage and other mixed media work, sculpture, ceramics, and fibres work.
  • You may also include photographs, animation, film, video, audio recordings, and documentation of performance art.

Step 4: Submit your portfolio via Slideroom

Applicants must submit the portfolio directly to the Department of Studio Arts via the online application (Slideroom).


  • Portfolio
  • Letter of intent
  • Transfer forms (if applicable)
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