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How to Apply to the 3D4M Major

Prior to application or transfer we would be happy to answer your questions; call Art Advising at (206) 543–0646 or email us at

To be eligible to apply to the 3D4M Program, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. In addition, students should have fewer than 105 credits. If you do not meet either of these requirements, please see an art adviser to discuss your options.

For Entering Freshmen or Currently Enrolled Students

Complete ART 272 followed by two from ART 201, 202, 233 or 273.
Apply for admission to the major while taking the third course, no later than the third week of that given quarter.

For Transfer Students

After admittance to the UW, schedule a meeting with an Art Adviser in the UW School of Art.
Students who transfer with college credits in ceramics, glass or sculpture may present a portfolio for advanced placement in 3D4M and apply to the major as soon as the minimum course requirements are satisfied

What to Submit

 —A CD of 6–10 images of work produced while enrolled in 3D4M courses or from equivalent non-UW courses. Jpegs must be 72 DPI, 1200 pixels longest dimension; MOV files limited to 200 MB
—Corresponding image list with dimensions, date, title, media
—Unofficial college transcript(s)
—A brief statement (one page maximum) outlining your experience(s) in the 3D4M program thus far and, more importantly, how you imagine proceeding in the future, including academic and personal goals

CD, image list, transcripts, statement and application checklist must be submitted to the Art Advising Office by the end of the third week of the quarter.

Review Process

Applications are due at the end of the third week of each academic quarter and the 3D4M faculty will collectively review and discuss each application.


Art Advising will forward decisions to applicants prior to registration.



The 3D4M program does not formally admit post-baccalaureate students. However, the program considers fifth year students on a case-by-case basis. Students accepted for this option are invited to enroll in a total of 15 credits of senior-level thesis work (ART 453) when space is available after degree-seeking students have enrolled.  If you are interested in learning more about this option, please contact the faculty in the 3D4M program.