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.

Please visit the program pages to view complete application information.