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Admissions

As one of the most comprehensive schools of art and design in the United States, DAAP is a dynamic and exciting environment in which to study.

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Transfer and Transition:


How to Apply

Transfer students interested in applying to DAAP should visit the admissions webpage for more information. Current University of Cincinnati students who wish to apply to a DAAP program should complete the Application for Change of College and Program form.

Deadlines
Applications received after the priority deadline date listed will be reviewed on a space available basis.

Fall Semester: March 1
Priority deadline for all programs. Applicants typically receive an admission decision by late May.

Spring Semester: November 1
Art History, Horticulture, Urban Studies only

Summer Semester: March 1
Art History, Horticulture, Urban Studies only

Requirements

School of Design
Communication Design, Fashion Design, Industrial Design
Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA

School of Architecture and Interior Design
Architecture *, Interior Design*
Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA

*If the student lacks the math and physics requirements from high school, then the student should complete an appropriate college level course. High school requirements: four units of college prep math (including one unit of pre-calculus) and one unit of physics; OR college requirement: MATH1024, 1026, 1044, 1060, or 1061; PHYS1011, 1017, 1018, 1037, 1051, or 2001 or equivalent.

 

School of Art
Art History, Fine Arts
Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA

School of Planning
Horticulture
Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA or 2.0 Cumulative GPA with associate’s degree

Urban Planning, Urban Studies
Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA

Optional Portfolio – New for Fall 2021: Students who include Architecture, Communication Design, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Industrial Design, or Interior Design among their program options on their admission application will be invited to submit a portfolio for admission consideration. This is an optional portfolio, but students are encouraged to submit one if they think it would strengthen their application.

DAAP Optional Portfolio Guidelines

  • Include 12-20 pieces of work from the last two years.
  • Include examples of architectural work, design (e.g. clothing, interior spaces, logos, posters, websites), drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, 3-D renderings, work in other media, and/or things you have sewn, built, or invented.
  • Include some samples of drawing from observation (instead of from imagination or reproduced from photographs).
  • Emphasize your artistic and design strengths.
  • May also represent your extracurricular involvement and interests.
  • Include the title, medium, date completed, and a brief description that addresses each work’s concept and/or inspiration.
  • PDF file, 10MB file size limit.


DAAP Transfer and Transition Info Session
The next transfer and transition info session will be held Thursday, November 4, 2021.
Registration is required.