In addition to your application to Daemen College, you are required to submit a portfolio for acceptance into the Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) department at Daemen. Portfolio requirements and submission steps are listed below, or you can download this PDF with portfolio submission information. Please email vpa@daemen.edu with portfolio questions.
 
What do I submit?
• Submit 5 to 7 of your best pieces of traditional and/or digital media.
• Work can be from high school classes, or self-directed.
• Include an art list with pertinent information.
• Sketchbooks are not required, but highly recommended as they give us insight to your process.
 
How do I submit an art portfolio?
• Daemen VPA faculty will review your portfolio and generally respond within two weeks.
• We accept both physical and digital portfolios—see requirements for each below.
 
Physical Portfolios
• Physical portfolios should be presented as clearly and professionally as possible. 
• Consider a portfolio or case, with work matted and clearly labeled on the back of each piece.
• Include an art list with information on each piece (title, size, medium, etc).
• You can drop physical portfolios off at admissions, or they should be mailed and must include a postage-paid mailer for us to return to the applicant: Daemen College Admissions, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226.
 
Digital Portfolios
• Digital submissions should include clearly presented, high resolution work. 
• JPG or PDF files recommended.
• Please upload to http://daemen.edu/artupload and do not email your portfolio to admissions. 
 
Are there art scholarships?
Yes! Every year in February, Daemen College hosts All High Art Weekend, which consists of a Portfolio Scholarship Day and an Art Exhibition, where thousands of dollars in scholarships are awarded. Learn more about Scholarships and All High Art Weekend here.