Art Admissions & Portfolio



Portfolio Requirements

In addition to all other materials requested in the application for admission to Claremont Graduate University, art applicants must submit a portfolio of representative work for evaluation. Note that a one-page artist statement is requested in lieu of the 2-3 page personal statement.

Portfolios will only be accepted through the online service provided by

Portfolios should consist of 15 images of recent artwork that represent a cohesive body of work. Performance and/or video artists may submit work that is no longer than 3 minutes in length.

Please note that summary educational information, the names of your three references, and a one-page artist statement will also need to be provided with your SlideRoom portfolio submission.

For spring admission: Nov. 1

For fall admission: Priority: Feb. 1 and
Late review: open through July.

The GRE is not a requirement for admission into the CGU MFA program.

Support Documents:

Click here to view the checklist for the application envelope. 
We recommend that you mail all additional/supporting documents together in one large envelope to:
CGU Admissions
160 E. Tenth Street
Claremont, CA  91711


For further information or
assistance, please contact:

Virginia Aguirre
Art Program Administrator
Claremont Graduate University
251 E. Tenth St.
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 607-9292
(909) 607-1276 (fax)

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