In design, we accept portfolios in areas including architecture, interior, product, graphic, fashion and theater design. Portfolios should demonstrate original thinking, and an ability to effectively materialize ideas, from concept sketches to final design.
Our application will open in Spring 2017. Sign up to this email list and you will receive updates about the application including helpful tips on what makes a great submission. You will still have to apply online, but you will be the first to know when it opens!
Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an alternative to scholarships to spend as you wish
Take master classes with accomplished designers such as Paola Antonelli, Michael Arad and Frank Gehry
Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support with a rich network of peers
Connect to educational and artistic development opportunities
hear FROM WINNERS & PANELISTS
Helen Maria Nugent | National Selection Panelist in Design Arts
SELECT PORTFOLIOS OF WINNERS
Aaron Smithson, 2015
Alexis Lehrman, 2016
Jessica Baldinger, 2015
Joel Collins, 2016
Design Arts applicants are required to submit a portfolio of 10 pages (including some that show your design process) and a brief statement. All the requirements are listed in the downloadable PDF below.