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Optional Visual and Performing Arts/Architecture Supplements

Supplement Deadlines

Early Action : November 1
Regular Decision: January 1
January Transfer: October 1*
August Transfer: March 1

*Candidates interested in the School of Architecture applying for January transfer admission may only apply to Architectural History or Urban and Environmental Planning.


2013-2014 Architecture Supplement Submission Information

In the School of Architecture, many courses involve graphic production: making things such as drawings, posters, and models using a wide range of both digital and manual tools. This is particularly true for the Architecture major. For applicants who have experience producing graphic and visual work, we offer the opportunity to submit a portfolio of visual material. This submission is optional; forgoing this option does not weaken an application. The portfolio is an opportunity for applicants to tell us more about themselves.

The portfolio should demonstrate experience in design and craft. This may include a wide range of work done for courses or other activities: work such as drawing, painting, graphic design, theatric set design, sculpture, computer graphics, furniture design, etc.

The portfolio must be submitted through the Common Application.  We recommend formatting the pages in landscape orientation, since it is better suited to viewing on a computer monitor. Portfolios will be reviewed only on screen, not printed.

2013-2014 Visual and Performing Arts Supplement Submission Information

The University of Virginia invites all students to participate in our arts programs as majors, minors and contributors. The Admission Office is committed to the creation of a diverse entering class and actively seeks artists, singers, musicians, actors and dancers to continue to invigorate our community through their dedication to the arts.

Students who exhibit truly exceptional talent in art, drama, dance or music may submit a supplemental art portfolio through the Common Application. Portfolios are reviewed by our arts department faculty members.  This portfolio is an optional part of the application process and is intended for those who plan to engage seriously in the University’s arts departments as students.  Completed portfolio evaluations are shared with the admission committee and are considered as part of the overall application review.

About the Visual and Performing Arts Programs

As the Visual and Performing Arts thrive at U.Va., so will our student artists. We are committed to the creation of a diverse entering class and actively seek artists, singers, musicians, actors, and dancers to continue to invigorate student life and to assist in directing efforts for the future.
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