If you’re an incoming undergraduate student, you must first apply for admission to IU Bloomington. Once admitted to IU, any student may declare a major in the School of Art, Architecture + Design. Some students will qualify for direct admission to the school.
How to apply
No portfolio required
Incoming art, architecture and design students are not required to submit a portfolio with their application for admission. In keeping with the liberal arts philosophy, we give students the opportunity to develop their technical skills, broaden their theoretical and historical knowledge, and reach their full creative potential while completing coursework in their major of choice.
The B.F.A. in Studio Art is the only degree that requires a portfolio review. This review is usually held in the sophomore year once a student has a strong commitment to intensive study in one studio area.
Creative core + forum of exchange
Comprehensive foundational curriculum for undergraduate majors and minors alike integrates liberal arts and interdisciplinary learning—building flexible thinkers, strong makers, and lifelong learners.