Explore the possibilities of becoming a student at the University of Arizona School of Art

Art Day at U of A

University of Arizona, School of Art Building, 1031 N Olive Rd.

Group Visits:
Monday, Sept. 19 – Thursday, Oct. 13

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Portfolio Review:
Saturday, October 22 – 10am – 12:30pm

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Portfolio Review

Direct and professional feedback on your work from School of Art faculty members.
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Meet and Greet Opportunities

Connect with faculty members in many areas, and chat with current students about their experiences.

Tours

Tour the facilities: art studios, galleries, book art and letterpress lab, visual resource center, and digital print studio.

Quick Advising

Advisors will be available for questions about course work and degree path options.

The School of Art offers degree tracks in Art & Visual Culture Education, Art History, and Studio Art (including 2D Studies, 3D & Extended Media, Illustration+Design, and Photography). Explore your opportunities here, at the UA School of Art!

Explore your opportunities here, at the UA School of Art.

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Art Open House + Meet & Greet

Visit our facilities and talk with faculty and students in your areas of interest.


Portfolio Review

Want to attend the UA School of Art? Skip the online application process and get feedback from our faculty about your work! Sign up for a Portfolio Review with faculty members in your area of interest.

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Portfolio Workshops

Get some great tips for building a standout portfolio. Workshops are about 15 minutes and begin at the scheduled times.

Special Tours and Information Sessions

Special programming TBA (may include tours of the museums and other off-site facilities, a gallery reception, as well as topical information sessions).

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This year we are inviting teachers to bring groups of students over several weeks (Monday, September 19 – Thursday, October 13, between 8am-4pm) to tour our facilities, visit classes in session, and meet faculty and current students.

We are also holding a Saturday event (Saturday, October 22) geared to enable parents to join. There will be a program of activities as well as an opportunity for prospective students to have their work reviewed for immediate feedback and admission recommendation to the School of Art.

Art Days at U of A is an outreach and recruitment event in which we invite local high school and community college teachers and their students to visit our school during class sessions and become familiar with our programming. 

In addition, there is also a weekend Portfolio Review program in which students interested in applying to the School of Art can bring their work and get an immediate admission recommendation from our faculty. It is geared toward those who will be applying to one of our School of Art programs, but anyone who would like to learn more about us is welcome to join. We have a program of tours, activities, workshops and meet & greets scheduled during the event.

The University of Arizona School of Art is located at 1031 N Olive Rd, on the southeast corner of Speedway Blvd. and Park Ave. in Tucson, AZ.

Visitor parking is available in the Park Avenue Garage north of Speedway on Park Avenue. Surface lots are permit only from 7am-5pm on weekdays. Parking in these lots are free after 5pm. View the UA Parking and Transportation interactive map.

Yes! Contact our advising department (520-621-2618) to set up a tour and ask about getting in touch with a faculty member in your area of interest. Unfortunately, Art Days at U of A is the only opportunity outside of the regular admissions process that allows you to get your portfolio reviewed for admission into the program.

Please visit our website for admissions information and find out how to submit your application, or call us for more information at 520-621-7570.

The portfolio review is how our faculty assesses a student’s artwork for acceptance into the program. Please sign up for the review in advance. You will meet one-on-one with a professor in your area of interest and discuss your work and interests.

Please bring 8 original pieces of work, or digitally reproduced examples. The pieces you choose, the manner in which you present it and the medium are up to you and can reflect your personal creativity, inventiveness, and skills. We have put together some tips and guidelines, but they are not meant to constrain you.