All candidates are required to submit a portfolio as part of the application process. The portfolio should contain 10-15 examples of your best work from the last two years. Choose work that shows breadth and depth of your art and highlights your ideas and conceptual abilities, as well as your technical skills, in any media.
Experimentation, risk-taking, and innovation are all the ingredients you need. Put it all together with intention.
Present your portfolio in one of three ways:
It is strongly recommended that a personal portfolio review and campus visit be arranged as part of your decision-making process. You may schedule an individual review, interview, and tour during business hours, Monday through Friday, and during University Preview Days.
Please contact the Hartford Art School admission office for dates and available appointments, or refer to our website calendar. Call us at 860.768.4393.
Portfolios may be shown to representatives from the Hartford Art School on National Portfolio Days, sponsored by the National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA), as well as on regional portfolio days, or at your high school during our visit.
Please contact the Hartford Art School admission office for details on dates and locations of NPDA events, or visit nationalportfolioday.org as well as our website calendar for all other events.
Portfolios may be submitted digitally by visiting SlideRoom and uploading your information and work to our portfolio review section. If you are applying via the Common Application please select the Common Application Users option and if you are not please select Non-Common Application Users. A list with titles (or use untitled) should also be included, indicating the medium used, year completed, and size.
Contact us to schedule a portfolio review:
Hartford Art School
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117