There are no special requirements when applying to the Department of Graphic Design. However, we strongly encourage applicants to take advantage of the optional portfolio upload as part of the TCU general admission application process.
The portfolio can help identify highly talented individuals ahead of time and can positively influence the admission offer.
All students enter the program as graphic design pre-majors. There is not a portfolio required to declare pre-major status. Upon completion of ARGD 20323 — Typography I, normally in the third semester, anyone wishing to continue in the sequence of courses is required to participate in a qualifying portfolio examination. The results will determine who may continue as a BFA, BA or minor.