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Welcome to the School of Art and Design! The School of Art and Design (SOAAD) at Kennesaw State University is comprised of over 1,700 vibrant, creative, and talented art students, led by faculty members and professional staff devoted to the development of professional art educators, art historians, studio, and design artists and animators. Learn more about majoring in art and design and get your art degree at Kennesaw State University, located in the northern metropolitan Atlanta area. 

The School of Art & Design admits students in the Fall (August) and Spring (January) semesters each year. We offer two degree programs for which you must submit a portfolio for entrance: the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art (concentrations in art education, art history, ceramics, graphic communications, illustration, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, sequential art, and textile and surface design), and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Animation. 

Please select one of the appropriate applications from the drop down box:

  • Apply for entrance to the School of Art and Design as a major in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, or the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Animation
    • Your entrance portfolio must be accepted before you can begin taking studio art courses.
  • Request a review of transfer, AP credit, or prior learning experience (you must also submit an entrance portfolio if you are not a current art student).
  • Apply for an art scholarship (this application is for CURRENT School of Art and Design students only).

Entrance and Credit Review dates*:
Applications will be reviewed on a "rolling basis" from Oct. 1 until April 1. No reviews will be conducted in December or January. 

Deadlines for Fall 2023 are Feb. 1, March 1, and April 1. The deadline is 5pm EST on all dates listed.

No reviews will be conducted in December or January, so please plan accordingly for the semester in which you wish to enroll in the School of Art and Design.


If you are not already a Kennesaw State student, please submit your application to the university before completing this application (you will need your KSU ID number). You can find the university application at http://admissions.kennesaw.edu You DO NOT need to have been admitted to KSU before completing this application and submitting your portfolio.

All email communications will be sent to your KSU student email account.

For questions regarding guidelines or program questions please contact artsadmissions@kennesaw.edu

For technical questions, please check out our Help Desk for frequently asked questions.