The Division of Arts & Humanities at UC San Diego is committed to a diverse incoming class and is actively seeking applicants who wish to major in History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theatre & Dance and Visual Arts. Submitting a portfolio is a way to enhance your overall UC San Diego application.
- Any incoming freshman interested in pursuing a major in one of the Arts departments (Music, Theatre & Dance, Visual Arts) may submit an optional portfolio/audition tape.
- Any incoming freshman interested in pursuing a major in History, Literature or Philosophy may submit an optional writing sample/portfolio.
Undeclared Arts & Humanities Majors
- Undeclared Arts & Humanities majors are welcome to submit a portfolio in your area of primary interest.
You may begin reviewing the submission requirements and loading your materials on October 1. However, you must complete your basic UC San Diego application before you will be able to complete this supplemental submission, as you will need your application ID number from the UC San Diego application. The department faculty will review the art portfolio/audition tape and share their evaluations with UC San Diego's Admissions Committee. Click here to submit a portfolio (after you have applied to UC San Diego).