Penn State Undergraduate Admissions Penn State University

College of Arts & Architecture

General Requirements

College of Arts and Architecture:
Majors in the College of Arts and Architecture are started and completed at Penn State University Park.
(Unless otherwise noted.)

For information on application requirements and guidelines for the Visual and Performing arts please refer to artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/howtoapply.

College of Arts & Architecture: Baccalaureate Transfer Requirements

Acting BFA (ACTNG_BFA)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires interview/audition.

Information about Theatre audition requirements

Architecture (BARCH)
(Start and Finish: University Park):
Fall admission only. Requires submission of portfolio and college transcript(s) between January 1 and February 15. Application deadline is December 31.

The five-year professional program leads to the bachelor of architecture degree and contains intensive academic studies in architectural and related subjects.

The major provides for the education of architects at the professional and preprofessional levels. This program prepares those who seek careers as practicing architects. It is also professional preparation for those entering related design fields. Graduates holding a bachelor of architecture first professional degree are eligible, after appropriate internship experience, for admission to the professional state licensing examination and subsequent registration as architects.

Information about Architecture Portfolio Requirements

Art (ARTBA)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Requires submission of portfolio.

Information about School of Visual Arts portfolio requirements

Art Education (A ED)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Requires submission of portfolio, 3 credits in general psychology and 9 credits in art or related areas and > 3.0 GPA.

Information about School of Visual Arts portfolio requirements

Art History (ART H)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Dance (DANCE_BS)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires interview/audition.

Information about Theatre audition requirements

Digital Multimedia Design (DIGMD)
(Start at any campus and Finish: World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Graphic Design (GD)
(Start and Finish: University Park):
Fall admission only. Requires submission of design problem.

Information about Graphic Design application requirements

Integrative Arts (INART)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Requires submission of Integrative Arts proposal.

Information about Integrative Arts application requirements

Interdisciplinary Digital Studio (IDS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Requires submission of portfolio.

Information about School of Visual Arts portfolio requirements

Landscape Architecture (LARCH)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires submission of an essay, and college transcripts between January 1 - February 15 to assure full consideration. Submissions after that date will continue to be considered until the class is filled.

The five-year Landscape Architecture program leads to a professionally accredited bachelor of landscape architecture degree.

Landscape architecture is the art of design, planning, or management of the land and of the natural and built elements upon it. As an academic discipline, it embodies creative, cultural, philosophical, and scientific knowledge bases. As a professional discipline, the practice of landscape architecture includes site design, urban design, master planning, community planning, regional planning, resource conservation, and stewardship.

Information about Landscape Architecture Transfer Requirements

Music B.A. (MUSBA)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires audition. Recommended filing date February 1.

Information about School of Music audition requirements

Music B.M. (MUSBM)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires audition. Recommended filing date February 1. Information about School of Music audition requirements

Information about School of Music audition requirements

Music Education (MU ED)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires 3 credits general psychology, 3 credits developmental psychology, and credits in musicianship, theory, music history, or performance, and > 3.0 GPA. Requires audition. Recommended filing date February 1.

Information about School of Music audition requirements

Musical Arts (MUBMA)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires audition. Recommended filing date February 1.

Information about School of Music audition requirements

Musical Theatre (THRMT)
(Start and Finish: University Park):
Fall admission only. Requires interview/audition. Information about Musical Theatre audition requirements

Information about Musical Theatre audition requirements

Theatre B.A. (THRBA)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires interview/audition.

Information about Theatre audition requirements

Theatre B.F.A. (THRFA)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Fall admission only. Requires interview/audition.

Information about Theatre audition requirements