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Is it worth sending an arts supplement for design?

ByLaissezFaireByLaissezFaire Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
edited July 2014 in College Admissions
I'm a rising senior applying to schools like Princeton, Stanford, Pomona, and Harvard (as well as various matches and safeties).

This is just about arts supplements. I have extensive-ish experience in user interface and graphic design (I co-own my own freelance studio and I've been paid), and the schools I've emailed gave vague 'yes we consider everything send it in' responses when I asked whether or not I could submit for graphic design.

Two questions:

1. Am I of high enough calibre? Maybe some people on here will have experience in arts supplements. I don't have an instructor, I'm 100% self-taught, so I don't really have anyone to ask.

2. Are schools even able to judge less traditional types of art like UI/UX? I know maybe Stanford might, but otherwise... Especially if there is no graphic arts department, who would review it?
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Replies to: Is it worth sending an arts supplement for design?

  • AnnieBeatsAnnieBeats Registered User Posts: 1,958 Senior Member
    It is definitely worth it to send it in. You are extremely talented. I know a young man who was a singer and got into UPenn. 1700 on the SAT, and an amazing GPA. He was an amazing singer and submitted a voice recording of him singing. He was admitted RD. So even though they may not have a specific department, it shows that you are extremely talented and passionate about something. Perhaps you could bring that talent to a club on campus.
  • ChedvaChedva Super Moderator Posts: 30,033 Super Moderator
    edited July 2014
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