All prospective students must complete the University of Colorado Denver undergraduate admissions application to start the admissions process
Applicants do not submit a portfolio when first applying to the Visual Arts Programs at CU Denver. Instead, many of the Visual Arts Programs (3D Digital Animation, Digital Design, Illustration, Painting & Drawing, and Photography) require
a portfolio submission in order to advance to upper level program courses. The portfolio is submitted after certain pre-portfolio program courses are completed.
The portfolio submission generally happens after the first, second, or third semester at CU Denver depending on the program.