You can present your portfolio any time before or during the application process, but your application isn't complete until you've done so.
The majority of KCAD programs require a portfolio review. The exceptions are students entering Art History with an Academic Focus, Collaborative Design, Furniture Design, and Interior Design (please note that while Collaborative Design and Interior Design students do not submit a portfolio, they must submit an Observation Exercise).
To learn more about the program specific portfolio requirements and tips and tricks for preparing your portfolio, click here.
Private portfolio reviews
To schedule a portfolio review, call 616.451.2787 or 800.676.2787. Our admissions team will sit down to talk with you about the work you've done and what you'd like to do in the future.
We always prefer face-to-face portfolio reviews, but we understand that it is not always possible. If you can't present your portfolio in person, submit an electronic portfolio through Slideroom. Please note that there is a $10.00 USD fee charged to submit using Slideroom. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at (800) 676-2787 and ask for Admissions.
Other review opportunities
We review portfolios during visits to area high schools (ask your art teacher), as well as at National Portfolio Days at colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada. Learn more about National Portfolio Day and find one near you.