Ball State's Department of Art will evaluate actual artwork or slides of work that demonstrates a transfer student's skill level and exemplifies the content of each course for which the student is seeking a Ball State art program substitution. Course syllabus and project descriptions are also helpful when reviewing work. Students should not confuse this course work review with the separate portfolio review required for transfer admission. Helpful Tips The Department of Art recommends that transfer students:
Common Problems Problems that can slow the course evaluation process include:
First-Year Foundation Program Transfer students specializing in any program must complete the foundation core, which consists of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design, beginning drawing, and figure drawing (ADS 101, 102; AFA 101, 202), before being admitted to areas of specialization in the second year of study. Learn more about the First-Year Foundation Program. Visual Communication Transfer students should be aware that the Visual Communication (graphic design) program involves a three-year sequence beyond the foundation year, and it's unusual for students to be admitted at any point other than at the beginning of the sequence.
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