Key Dates

The School of Art is no longer accepting art applications for the 2016-17 academic year. As a Pre-Art major students can begin taking courses in the spring or summer 2017 and later submit a portfolio to meet currently enrolled deadlines.


Applicants must complete and submit both the university application for undergraduate admission to Ball State and the art program application (PDF). When applying, it is important that applicants indicate art as the intended major.

Learn more about applying to the School of Art Undergraduate Programs (PDF).

The School of Art recommends that students apply to Ball State in the fall, and then submit art admission and scholarship materials in the spring (beginning in January) to meet the following deadlines.

  • February 11, 2017: Open House and Portfolio Review (PDF)
    On this day, students bring actual artwork to be reviewed for admission consideration.
  • March 1, 2017: Priority deadline for admission and scholarship consideration (PDF)
    Scholarship materials must be emailed by this date to receive full consideration.
  • April 1, 2017: Deadline for regular admission (no scholarship consideration). Portfolios received after this date will be considered on a space-available basis. We encouraged you to apply early.

For more information, contact Barbara Giorgio.

For best experience in opening department documents you must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, visit for a free download.