See website for this year's registration deadlines.
You must file a complete application for admission to the College during either the Early Decision or Early Action programs.
You may register before you know your admission decision, but only admitted students will be allowed to compete.
You may compete in either art or photography, but you must choose just one of these areas.
Bring a portfolio of between 8 and 15 recent works. If you are competing in art, both drawings and work in other media should be included if possible.
For photography, you may bring other art work as a supplement.
The portfolio may consist of the works themselves and/or 35 mm slides.
The work does not have to be framed or matted.
In addition to the portfolio, bring to the interview:
A typed resume listing all activities you have participated in related to art, music, theatre, and dance, so that we can better evaluate your portfolio.
A letter of recommendation from someone who knows your art background, preferably an art teacher. The letter should be in a sealed enveloped and addressed to the "Kalamazoo College Art Department." We must have this before you can be considered for the scholarship.
You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your interests in art or photography (this can be done at any time in the afternoon and returned to a faculty member).
During an informal fifteen-minute interview with art faculty, you will show your portfolio and discuss your work. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the Art and Art History Department at Kalamazoo College.
We will give you the time of your interview when you arrive on campus. They will be held between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. If you need an early appointment because of a flight time, please inform the Office of Admission.
If you are a recipient of a competitive scholarship in art or photography, you do not need to become an art major to retain it. However, it is expected that recipients maintain an active role in participation in Art Department activities, such as taking courses, attending lectures and demonstrations, and so forth. In addition, art and photography scholarship recipients may be asked to form a committee to assist with the College art gallery and to display student artwork on campus.
Awards are for $2,000 per year and students are eligible to register for one written exam and one fine arts exam. Only first-year Students are considered for competitive scholarships.
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