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Fall Semester deadlines
Extra Scholarships: December 15
Early Admission: March 1
Fall Deadline: June 30
Spring Semester deadline: November 1
Note: Off-shore International applicants must apply by May 15 for Fall Admission or by September 15 for Spring Admission.
Note: Portfolios must be submitted by March 1 to be considered for early admission. August 20 is the final date portfolios are accepted for the Fall semester.
Tip: Don’t wait until the deadline – the earlier you apply, submit all documents, and portfolio, the sooner you will know whether you are accepted. Your application cannot be processed by the Registrar’s Office until your portfolio, if necessary, is received.
Fall Semester documents deadline: July 15
Spring Semester documents deadline: November 15
Transcripts must be forwarded directly to the U of L from all high schools and post-secondary institutions you have attended. If you are still enrolled in classes, submitting interim transcripts may lead to early admission. It is in your best interest to arrange for interim transcripts to be sent immediately and final transcripts to be sent after you receive your final grades.
If English is not your first language you will be required to meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement.
High School requirements: To qualify, applicants must have a combined average of 65% in English 30-1 (or equivalent), three 30 level academic classes (or equivalent) and a fifth academic or non-academic course.
Transfer students must have a 2.0 GPA.
Post-Diploma students must have a 2.5 GPA.
Fall Semester: July 15
Spring Semester: November 15
Compiling a portfolio of artwork is an important stage in the experience of an art student. The portfolio informs the Art Department about prospective students' creative interests, experience, skills and direction. When developing a portfolio applicants should choose their best work and present it as professionally as possible.
Personal Statement + Examples of artwork = Portfolio
The personal statement (or letter of intent) provides insight to the Art Department about the background and experience, inspirations, and goals of students applying to study in Art programs. In a typed statement of approximately 500 words, applicants should explain their reasons for wishing to enter studies in Art. Applicants should include references to their artistic interests, specific influences, and any educational background in the arts, and include this statement with their portfolio.
The portfolio should consist of 10-20 digital images or videos of artworks by the applicant that provide a good representation of their range of art interests and skills. Works may be created inside or outside of a formal class environment. Please do not send original works. Applicants may submit more than one image of a single artwork if the work is large or complex.
Applicants are encouraged to submit documentation of work in a range of materials and media:
- Drawings, prints, paintings, or murals
- Photography (analogue or digital), collage, or other mixed media works
- Video, performance, animation, or audio based work
- Sculpture, fibre or ceramic work
- Website, graphic novel, and zine productions
- Sketchbook and journal examples
The portfolio must include a typed, numbered list of all images and/or media submitted, with titles, materials, dimensions, dates, and descriptions, along with the applicant's name and contact information. This information can be included in the description boxes on slideroom.com.
Applicants requiring assistance in building a portfolio are encouraged to complete one or more of the following thematic projects. Applicants must include images of the completed project(s) in the portfolio, indicating which theme was followed.