Scholarships for majors majors housed within the Department of Art & Design and the Department of Architecture & Interior Design consists of:

  • an application to Samford University
  • an Art & Design Scholarship Application due Feb. 15, 2023

Admission Process

Apply to the University

Apply for admission to the university and declare a major housed within the Department of Art & Design or the Department of Architecture and Interior Design in your application.

Apply to Art & Design or Architecture & Interior Design

Your university application is the only application required for admission consideration to the Department of Art & Design and the Department of Architecture  & Interior Design. Your university application will give you access to a Samford-specific “Application Status Page.” Only when you submit the university application will you gain access to the Art & Design Scholarship Application which is due Feb. 15, 2023.

Apply for Art & Design Scholarship

Submit the Art & Design Scholarship Application through your Samford-specific “Application Status Page.” These are optional, competitive scholarships and not required for admission. You will be asked to submit a portfolio as part of the scholarship application.

Art & Design Scholarship Information

We strongly encourage students to submit a portfolio for scholarship consideration. We prefer to see a variety of traditional work, but you can submit anything that demonstrates visual creativity. We are looking for students that are talented and multidimensional.

The faculty review the work primarily based on foundation level skills which show the potential for future growth and success in all areas of art and design. It is not required but you can include one or two examples of preliminary work such as sketches, mood boards, or workspace shots. This helps us see your creative thinking and thought process for the work.

Submission Components within the Art & Design Scholarship Application

Short answer questions

Please answer all questions within the Art & Design Scholarship Application.

Academic/artistic resume

This may be the same resume used for your university application if it includes coursework and/or experience in art & design.

Digital portfolio

Submit 8 - 12 images of your creative work. Please include examples of your strongest work in any medium. At least one drawing should be included.

Types of creative work to include

Animations, drawings, graphics and logos, paintings, photography, sculptures

Tips for portfolio submissions

  • Take high resolution images of your work
  • Make sure your environment is clean and work well lit
  • For 2D work, crop images to eliminate background
  • For 3D work, photograph the work in front of a solid clean background

Visit Us

Schedule a Campus Visit

The Office of Admission offers on campus visit options most weekdays and some Saturdays. If you would like to schedule an appointment with faculty, staff, current students or sit in on a class within the Department of Art & Design or Department of Architecture & Interior Design while visiting campus, we recommend scheduling a visit between Monday and Thursday. You may request personalized academic appointments when scheduling your campus visit.

Art & Design Worskshop
October 20, 4-5:30 p.m. 

Visual Arts and Designer Day
November 4, 2-6:30 p.m. 

Spring Portfolio Review
January 26, 4:30- 7 p.m.

For seniors to get advice about their scholarship portfolios. 

Visual Arts and Designers Day
March 31, 2-6:30 p.m.

For high school students interested in art and design programs in the School of the Arts. 

Attend an Artist Talk

Visit the Art Gallery and plan your time around an exhibit and artist talk.