Visual Arts DepartmentWestern Arts and Humanities

Portfolio Requirements

1025 research in the artlab

Portfolio Submissions

Please note:

All portfolios are to be submitted online via SlideRoom www.westernu.slideroom.com by February 28th 2014. Do not send materials to the department.



Portfolio Submission Guidelines

Optional Portfolio Interview

Applicants have the option to present their physical artworks in person at a portfolio interview Saturday, March 8, 2014. We welcome the opportunity to meet applicants in person and discuss their work; however, an in-person interview is not required and not conducting an in-person interview does not affect a student’s eligibility. 

Preparing for the Portfolio Interview

Portfolio Evaluation Criteria

The focus of the Visual Arts studio program is on creative and critical approaches to contemporary visual artists’ practices. Artworks representing applied arts or crafts (i.e. jewellery, textile painting etc.) cannot be evaluated. The Portfolio Evaluation Committee will be looking for work that demonstrates creative curiosity, ambition and an ability to convey ideas or address issues in an imaginative and personally engaging manner. Aptitude, proficiency and experimental ambitions will be weighted equally. The work adjudicated for potential acceptance will be chosen on the basis of the applicant’s ability to convey ideas, interests, and material abilities.