BFA Portfolio Submission - Coastal Carolina University
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BFA Portfolio Submissions

Current or transfer students who have completed the course prerequisites can apply to the BFA programs. Portfolios are submitted and reviewed twice a year.

BFA in Studio Art

Course Requirements

  • ARTS 103 - Fundamentals of Art I
  • ARTS 104 - Fundamentals of Art II
  • ARTS 105 - Fundamentals of Art III
  • ARTS 111 - Fundamentals of Drawing
  • ARTS 112 - Fundamentals of Drawing II
  • ARTS 2XX of your choice

Deadline: March 4, 2021

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Logan Woodle / EHFA 135 / Phone: 843.349.6966 / Email:


BFA in Visual Communication

Program Requirements

To qualify to apply for the BFA in Visual Communication Design program, you must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and have completed or be currently enrolled in:


  • ARTD 108 Survey of Graphic Design
  • ARTD 201 Graphic Design I
  • ARTD 202 Graphic Design II
  • ARTD 208 Typography I


Application Process

To apply for admittance into the BFA in Visual Communication Design program, you need to submit an entrance portfolio. The portfolio should include a cover page with your name and Coastal email address, and feature the following eight pieces of original visual design/art work:

  • ARTD 201 Graphic Design I:
    • Point, Line, Plane
    • Page Layout
  • ARTD 202 Graphic Design II:
    • Logo
    • Stationery
  • ARTD 208 Typography I:
    • Lecture Series Poster
    • Type Specimen  
    • Two additional pieces

The two additional pieces may come from any of the courses listed above, other studio art courses, or other self-initiated visual design/art work completed within the past two years.

The portfolio should be formatted for landscape-oriented 11 × 8.5" pages. All included imagery should be at a resolution of 300 dpi or higher. Each piece should be presented on a dedicated page (or more, if needed), and be accompanied by a written description that includes:

  • Title of the piece
  • Associated course (if applicable)
  • Semester and year of completion

You can review an example entrance portfolio, click here to see what a successful portfolio might look like. While your portfolio does not have to follow the exact format of this example, it should provide context on how to best exhibit the required work.

Deadline for full consideration: Friday, March 26, 2021


Ryan Bitzegaio / EHFA 287Phone: 843.349.6991 / Email:

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