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JCA Art
Art + Design

Applying to the Art Program

Majors

Incoming First-year students:

Submit your Butler or Common Application, complete the Art supplemental questions that will be in your Student Portal, upload 5 - 10 images of your artwork that best represents you as an artist (or provide the URL to your online portfolio), and attend a portfolio review day on campus. Learn how to apply to JCA.

Existing Butler students:

Begin the process by completing the Art Application which includes uploads of 5 - 10 images of your artwork that best represents you as an artist. You will receive a confirmation email to let you know these items have been received and forwarded to the Art program faculty for review. Once your admission to the program has been decided, you will receive an email notice from the art program director, Gautam Rao.

Minors

Existing Butler students only:

Begin the process by completing the Art Application which includes uploads of 5 - 10 images of your artwork that best represents you as an artist.  You will receive a confirmation email to let you know these items have been received and forwarded to the Art program faculty for review. Once your admission to the program has been decided, you will receive an email notice from the art program director, Gautam Rao. 



Portfolio Tips

Tips on Submitting Your Artwork

Here's some suggestions for determining which artwork to submit with your supplementary application. 

  • Do your best to convey your passion for art and/or design (ideally both).
  • Think about what the artwork suggests about you as an artist/designer.
  • Feature current or recent work over older ones.
  • Title the digital file with your name (eg. Smith.jpg).