The Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico receives applications from talented, highly motivated students, committed to receiving a professional education in Art and Design. The Admissions Office processes and evaluates applications from high schools students and from accredited university institutions. It provides students with guidance on admission requirements, procedures to follow for submitting the application form, and programs of studies offered by the Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico.

To download the Admission Application form access here: Admission Request Form (PDF) »
To download the Admission Information sheet access here: Information Sheet (PDF) »
To download the Dean’s Recommendation access here: Transfer Certificate (PDF) »

To download Transfer Student Application Certificate of Clarification (inglés) click here: Transfer Student Application Certificate of Clarification (PDF) »

Every aspirant to the regular bachelor’s program should present a Portfolio of works or take the Admission Seminar.

Special Admission Requirements

To assess applicants to the Regular Baccalaureate Program, the institution uses two (2) indicators: academic record as well as potential and artistic ability.

Applicants must have a minimum academic average of 2.00 and present the results of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) or SAT. Transfer students must have a minimum overall academic average of 2.50 and a minimum of 12 credits approved at the home institution. The same applies to the Free Studies Program.

Anyone who aspires to be admitted to the regular baccalaureate program must submit a Portfolio of Works or take the Seminar for Assessment for Admission and be evaluated by a Committee composed of expert faculty in their fields, whose decision is final, firm and unappealable.

Approving the Portfolio or the Admission Assessment Seminar does not guarantee that the candidate is admitted. Admission is subject to the candidate fulfilling all the admission requirements.

Workshop Orientation and Safety Seminar

It is required for all students admitted to the Regular Baccalaureate Program to take the Orientation and Safety Seminar in the workshops before starting their studies according to the date recorded in the Academic Calendar.

Portfolio

It is recommended for students who have experience in Fine Arts and have a presentable body of work. In order to be evaluated the candidate shall present a minimum of ten (10) artistic and/or creative works of his/her authorship, in original. The portfolio should reflect the student’s: interests, concepts, creativity, energy and motivation, as well as previous experience in art and/or design. All works should have visual and content strength, as well as be presented in its final form.

Four (4) of the works presented should be drawings (charcoal, Conté crayons, graphite, ink, etc.) The drawings should have been executed from observation, live models and/or still life (drawings of real objects). Drawings of reproductions will not be considered. In his/her drawings, the candidate should show his/her use of expression’s elements and principles, such as light and shadow, perspective, composition and the use of space. The remaining six (6) pieces can be in the areas of Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, Illustration and Fashion Design, mockups, and/or prototypes of industrial design, or a combination of the above.

Admission Application Procedures

It is recommended for students who have less experience in Fine Arts and Design. In it, the skills and talent of applicants will be evaluated in the areas of: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Printing, as well as expression. This Seminar is an alternative process, where the student develops a body of works to be evaluated by a Professor’s Committee. It consists of three (3) days of intensive art workshops provided by members of the School Faculty.

Attendance to the three days of this Seminar is compulsory.

Admission Application Procedures

It is an institutional admission policy, that new admission candidates present the admission form signed and completed in all its parts, along with required documents on or before the datelines established in the academic Calendar, for the evaluation and selection process. The application form should be handed in personally at the Admissions Office.

Documents required for new admission candidates are as follows:

New Admission

  • High School Official Transcript or its equivalent (sent from institution to institution)
  • College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) or SAT, results.
  • Immunization Certificate, original copy of the Vaccination Exemption document for medical or religious reasons, from the Health Department, if the student is under twenty (21) years of age.
  • Social Security Card.
  • ID Card with Photo.
  • Evidence of payment of Admission Fees.
  • Evidence of payment of Portfolio Fee or corresponding fee for New Entrance Evaluation Seminar.

Transfers*

  • Letter of Recommendation from the Dean of Students of the university of origin, if the student has not earned a degree.
  • Official credit transcript from the university (-ies) of origin (sent from institution to institution)
  • Immunization Certificate, original copy of the Vaccination Exemption document for medical or religious reasons, from the Health Department, if the student is under twenty (21) years of age
  • Social Security Card
  • ID Card with Photo
  • Evidence of payment of Admission Fees
  • Evidence of payment of Portfolio Fee or corresponding fee for New
  • Entrance Evaluation Seminar

*If admitted, a maximum of sixty (60) credits can be validated. The transfer student is responsible for: requesting the credit validation at Registrar’s, pay set fee at the bursar’s Office and completing the process. Such request should be done after being admitted and complying with the requirement of attending the Seminar on Safety and Security on or before the day of the first enrollment, as established in the academic Calendar. The student is responsible for bringing an official course description from his/her institution.

Home Schoolers

  • Notarized Certification that the student has been educated at home.
  • College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) results. (Two tests are needed: Aptitude y Achievement for the admission application).
  • Immunization Certificate, original copy, if younger than twenty-one (21).
  • Social Security Card.
  • ID Card with Photo.
  • Evidence of payment of Admission Fees.
  • Proof of payment of, Portfolio Fee or of new-admission Evaluation Seminar fee.

Open Studies

The school offers a study option to the community at large and to students who were not accepted in the bachelor’s program. The Open Studies Program allows them to take a certain quantity of regular credits in the School.

Applicants should submit and Admission Application Form and pay the corresponding charges. Admission to this Program does not guarantee admission to the bachelor’s program.

The Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico cannot discriminate in its provision of education and services on grounds of: race, color, sex orientation, gender identity, age, origin or social condition, ascendance, civil status, political ideas, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, Armed Forces Veteran condition nor physical or mental disability. In compliance with Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972, the EAPD prohibits in all its educational activities: discrimination on grounds of: sex, being victim of domestic violence, sexual aggression or harassment, or any other category protected by law.