To be considered for the art major, you must submit both of the following applications:
1. College Application:
Application for acceptance to Gordon College, available on the Admissions page.
2. Art Major Application:
A separate art portfolio and short writing sample serve as your application to the art department. The portfolio and writing sample must be emailed to [email protected]. Do not send anything through the mail. Note that the portfolio has three components: previous original artwork, four images which we request you to create specifically for the application (the "home exam"), and a short informal essay.
Students interested in minoring in art only have to submit the home exam. Email these four images to [email protected].
Portfolio of Artwork
10–15 images of your original artwork. Please make all efforts to adequately light and photograph your images to best represent your work. Images may be attached as individual .jpgs, or collated into a .pdf or slide presentation using Keynote or Powerpoint. If you send .jpg files, please name the files as follows: last name, underscore, first name, underscore, # (e.g. West_David_01.jpg, West_David_02.jpg, etc). The enumeration should correspond to a separately attached inventory list providing the title of the work, size, and medium. If you wish to send your images in a collated PDF or slideshow format, be sure to provide all pertinent information as captions with the submitted images. If you have any questions or issues with this process, please contact [email protected]
These 10–15 images may include:
Owing to the variety of work we receive in portfolios each year, we also ask that you make four new drawings—each no smaller than 8" x 10"—to be included in addition to the above 10-15 original artworks. Include in your email reproductions of these assignments:
If sending .jpgs please provide an inventory list (Word document or PDF) with the title and medium of each piece that corresponds with the naming of the images as outlined above. If sending a collated PDF or Powerpoint, your caption/image list can be within the PDF or Powerpoint.
Provide a short, informal writing sample (no more than 500 words) on one of the following prompts:
Though not required, if you would like to meet with the Art Faculty, you may request an interview before or after the initial submission of materials (portfolio and essay). You may bring original examples of your artwork to this interview, although you will still need to submit a formal portfolio (see above).
To request an interview, call the Admissions Office at 978.867.4218. Interviews may be scheduled for weekdays.
PORTFOLIO DATES & DEADLINES
Portfolio and essay must be emailed to [email protected] by:
If you have any other questions, please contact the Art Department.