We have received many questions about the due date for the Entrance Portfolio. The due date will remain April 6 by midnight. The date will not be extended. We feel that the April 6 deadline allows sufficient time for students to make decisions before May 1, the university's confirmation deadline.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this unusual time. And thank you for your continued interest in the Industrial Design program at WWU!
To apply - complete this application with a portfolio by the due date below
Portfolios will be reviewed by an Industrial Design committee three times per year; once per quarter. Students should submit their portfolio the quarter before they plan to start at WWU. For example, for incoming Freshman their first opportunity to apply will be during spring quarter or the April deadline of their senior year in high school. Students who have not heard from WWU Admissions regarding university acceptance should still submit an Entrance Portfolio by the due date below. Please indicate on your ID application that you have applied and are waiting for a determination.
Each piece is to be clearly marked with the applicant's name, title of the project, medium (or software/materials) used, size, date of completion, and optionally, the story behind the piece. In the case of professional or group projects, applicants should indicate their personal contributions/responsibilities. A maximum of twelve original pieces (or 18 total pages) are allowed. A piece may be allotted more than one page.
If applicants do not qualify for acceptance one quarter, they may reapply for a following quarter after improving the content of their portfolio.
Suggested Content for Portfolios
An Entrance Portfolio is a collection of an applicant's best creative work, revealing the applicant's creative skills and presented as professionally as possible. Examples of previously accepted portfolios are at the bottom of this page. Applicants are encouraged to include work from as many of the following areas as possible:
2D design (examples of page layout, composition, color, etc. as demonstrated in an illustration, advertisement, website, painting, photography, or other 2-dimensional work)
3D design (examples of form development, construction, and craftsmanship as demonstrated in a 3-dimensional piece such as a model, sculpture, structure, woodworking, clothing, jewelry, etc.)
Computer skills (examples of drawing/image editing software programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or equivalent. Or examples of computer-aided drafting [CAD], Solidworks, Rhinoceros, SketchUp, Blender, etc.)
Do not include imitations of photographs or other artist's work. Do not include any work that would be considered copyright infringement.
Tips for Portfolios