Candidacy Review

You must pass candidacy review to enter a BFA program or the BS in Electronic Arts. 

Students interested in the Art (BFA) program should apply for candidacy review during the first semester of their junior year. Transfer students with more than 60 hours completed must apply for candidacy review during their first semester. 

Students interested in the Design (BFA) program should apply for candidacy review during the spring semester of their sophomore year. Transfer students choosing the BFA in design must apply for admission into the program. 

For more information, contact your advisor


Who should apply?

Students seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art degree, who have 24-to-30 hours of studio classes, should check with their advisor to determine if they should apply for candidacy review. (Find details for candidacy review in the Computer Animation track below).

Where can applications be obtained?

Applications will be available at the Art and Design office, Brick City, building 1, room 100.

When are the applications due?

Students are responsible for choosing a time, obtaining the signatures of their committee members and making sure that each member of their committee is available at a meeting time (a sign-up sheet for times is at the Art and Design office; applicants must provide faculty member names at time of sign-up).

Due date for Spring 2019: February 8, 2019.

When will the reviews be held?

Friday February 22, 2019

BFA Art: Computer Animation

Review dates TBA: contact your Animation area advisor. Portfolio to be submitted via Dropbox or alternative (see application materials at main office for details). The required form is downloadable here; the due date for application is February 22, 2019.

BFA Design: Graphic Design, Illustration or Graphic Design and Illustration

In addition to completing Foundations courses (ART 100, 101, 110, 115) students must have a GPA of 2.50 or higher in the major and a Missouri State cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 to pass the Advisory Review administered by the Design Program Coordinator in the spring of the freshman year for provisional admission to the program.

In the spring of the sophomore year students must apply for Candidacy Review. A committee of Design faculty will administer this review. A student must submit a portfolio consisting of 12-20 pieces selected from Foundations and Design Core courses including: ART 115 or 215, ART 202, DES 202, 210, 301, 303 and may include additional work chosen with faculty advisement.

Further information will be e-mailed to potential applicants.

BS Electronic Arts: Computer Animation

See portfolio review information on the Electronic Arts page. Guidelines and the form for application can be downloaded here. Application is due February 22, 2019.