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Design Department

Application Options

Portfolios are submitted through the students' Loyola Application Status Page (students who submitted the Common Application will receive an email with login instructions). To apply for a major within the Department of Design choose one of the following application options from the list below.

Option 1: Visual Narrative

Please submit 10-20 photos that best describe your interests with design. These photos can be abstract, literal or a mixture of both. Please submit photos in a continuous .pdf. Visual Narrative should be linear/continuous and will be reviewed starting with the first photo.

Option 2: Design Essay

Please submit 1-2 page essay on why you want to choose a career in design. What designers inspire you, or what experiences have you had with the design world?

Option 3: Portfolio

Please choose 10-20 images of work you have created in an art class or on your own. Please submit work as a continuous .pdf with explanations the type of project, materials, and historical influences (if applicable.)