First Time applicants to the University and prospective students not currently attending Western must first make normal application to Western University through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre www.ouac.on.ca. The BFA program is clearly distinguished on the OUAC application form under the code "EAV - Visual Arts Studio".
Students should then follow the Visual Arts web link on the OUAC form to go directly to the Department of Visual Arts website www.uwo.ca/visarts/undergraduate/bfa/portfolio_requirements.html to obtain specifics regarding the portfolio requirements, evaluation criteria, and timelines.
All prospective BFA students will also need to submit a digital portfolio and personal statement via SlideRoom www.westernu.slideroom.com . In the SlideRoom application form, students will be invited to attend an optional portfolio interview to present their original work, in person to Visual Arts faculty members in a scheduled interview session.
Prospective students who apply to the “BFA - Studio Arts” program on the OUAC website are strongly advised to also apply to the “Arts and Humanities with Subject of Major Interest Visual Arts” program.
Current Western Students who have successfully completed (or are completing) VAS1020 and who wish to apply to the BFA program must upload a digital portfolio and personal statement via SlideRoom www.westernu.slideroom.com by February 15th 2014.