Applicants are encouraged to call the appropriate department for information and/or to schedule an appointment. If difficulties are encountered, applicants should call the Office of Admissions at (203) 576-4552 for assistance.
Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Industrial Design
A portfolio review is encouraged, but not required, of candidates for the design programs. The portfolio plays a role in assessing the abilities of the student. The student applicant may personally submit a portfolio to the school at an interview, or send the portfolio, slides or Macintosh-compatible CD through the mail with return and contact information included. Applicants should call the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design at (203) 576-4222 or (203) 576-4034 to schedule an appointment or to make arrangements to submit the portfolio by mail. The University of Bridgeport participates in regional portfolio days sponsored by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and portfolio reviews may be completed at the NASAD program.
A portfolio review is optional for candidates for the Fashion Merchandising program. The student applicant may personally submit a portfolio to the school, or send the portfolio, slides or CD via mail. Please send the portfolio with return mailing and contact information to the Admissions office.
College Prep Biology and Chemistry with lab and two years of high school Math are academic prerequisites. Students without science prerequisites may begin in a pre-clinic curriculum upon advisement of the division director. Clinical students must begin in the fall semester of an academic year and attend full time. Two recommendation forms are required, preferably one from a math or science teacher.
Students who are interested in Music (Performance, Music Education, Jazz Studies) should contact Jeffrey Johnson, the director of the Music Program, at email@example.com for more information, or to set up an audition.