Visual Arts Scholarships
Incoming freshmen and transfer students who are interested in majoring in art education, art history, art therapy, studio art or interior design are eligible for a Visual Arts Scholarship. As a part of the application process, all candidates (except for those interested in art history) must present their portfolio of artwork at one of the designated Visual Arts Scholarship Events.
Students who are interested in art history must submit an application form, a teacher letter of recommendation and a written paper 10 days prior to the interview sessions.
The portfolio sessions will be held in the Milliken Art Building at Converse University. Each session will be approximately 20 minutes and will include a short oral interview with the art student. The student is responsible for bringing:
- A portfolio of 10 works – any medium. The work should be contained within a portfolio unless size dictates otherwise. Art history applicants must submit an essay.
- Sketchbooks that include idea development, sketches, etc.
- A list of submitted works on the Portfolio Content form, including title, medium, and the name of the project, if part of a class assignment.
Five days prior to the portfolio interview the department must receive:
- Letter indicating date of intended interview.
- The completed application.
- One letter of recommendation from someone who the student has worked within the visual arts within the past two years. (High school teacher, private instructor, etc.) If the student has not worked with an art teacher during this time period, a teacher in another discipline may submit the recommendation letter. The teacher may submit this separately.
Tips for Preparing for the Converse Visual Arts Scholarship Portfolio Review
Art History Scholarship
The art history scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:
- Extra-curricular activities
- Evidence of intellectual potential
Please include a 300-word essay on why you want to study art history with the return of your application and two letters of recommendation.
School of the Arts
In the moment of creation, each artist faces a question: “What will I make of this?”
Dean of the School of the Arts
Blackman Music Hall 202/230