Digital Design Admissions Requirements

Admission to Digital Design as a major is open to CU Denver students and transfer students.

  • To be eligible to submit a portfolio for admission to the program as Digital Design major, completion of courses listed below with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better is required.

FINE 1000 - Fostering Creativity
FINE 2405 - Introduction to Digital Design
FINE 2415 - Typography Studio

  • Submission of a Portfolio for review by the official application deadline of November 1. Portfolios are reviewed by members of the Digital Design faculty. The final score determines a result of either a Pass or a No Pass.

Please contact the College of Arts & Media Advising Office for questions if you are transferring from another school.

 

ABOUT THE PORTFOLIO REVIEW

The purpose of the Portfolio Review is to ensure that students have the skills required for successful completion of the program. Portfolios are reviewed by members of the Digital Design faculty. The final score determines a result of either a Pass or a No Pass.

The Portfolio Review is based on creative performance of the submitted work. Do not assume that achieving high grades in design classes ensures a passing score in the Review. Course grades are determined by factors such as attendance, participation, quizzes and tests, reading assignments, process work, exercises, and software skills as well as the creative work. Portfolio pieces included the Portfolio Review, however, will be judged according to their own merits, without reference to all the factors named above.

Cumulative GPA is considered for transfer students.  Additional criteria include writing examples and contextual statements that will also contribute to the evaluation as secondary elements.

 

HOW TO CREATE & SUBMIT A PORTFOLIO

Follow the buttons to below to view instructions for creating and submitting your portfolio. All portfolios must be received by the deadline of November 1 at 5pm. There are no exceptions.