To be eligible to apply to the Photomedia 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.
All students hoping to apply for admission to the Photomedia program must complete the competitive portfolio review process. Current UW Students apply at the end of Spring quarter, and transfer students apply in August.
Current Students / Freshmen
Complete Art 140 in autumn, winter or spring quarter and present your portfolio for review at the end of spring quarter. Faculty will review all portfolios and select 30-40 students to continue with the selection process in autumn quarter. In autumn quarter students complete Art 241 and Art 338. At the end of the quarter, portfolios and written work are reviewed by faculty and 20 students are selected into the Photomedia BFA.
Apply for admission to the UW for summer or autumn quarter. Prepare a portfolio of the work in photography completed at your previous college(s). Present your portfolio at a faculty review for transfer students in mid August. Faculty will select 10-20 transfer students to continue with the selection process in autumn quarter. At the end of autumn quarter, portfolios and written work are reviewed by faculty and 20 students are selected into the Photomedia BFA. You can email an art adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School of Art does not offer post baccalaureate admission into the Photomedia program.
2015 PORTFOLIO INFORMATION
Download the 2015 Photomedia Application
PORTFOLIO + INTERVIEW DATES
Currently Enrolled UW Students
Portfolio Submission: Monday, June 1. After you submit your portfolio you will sign up for an interview.
Interview Date: Thursday, June 2 (15 minute slots between noon-2pm)
New Transfer Students Admitted for Autumn 2015
Portfolio Submission: Thursday, August 20, 1-3pm. Bring your portfolio to the Academic Advising Office, Room 104, Art Building. Advising will arrange for you to have an interview with the faculty at that time.