We welcome fine art materials, vocal and instrumental recordings, performance videos, and other visual materials from first-year applicants who wish to demonstrate extraordinary talent in the fine or performing arts. In some instances, the portfolio submission may be referred to as an art supplement.
First-year applicants who wish to demonstrate extraordinary talent in the fine or performing arts may submit a portfolio once they have already completed and submitted the rest of their . Applicants for the deadline on November 1 have one week after the Early Decision deadline to submit their portfolio, and applicants for the have two weeks from the Regular Decision deadline to submit their portfolio.
Portfolios must be submitted electronically. Applicants who wish to submit a portfolio will be able to do so through their after they have submitted their completed application. For more detailed information, review these instructions and this walkthrough video.
Portfolios are reviewed by Dartmouth faculty. If you submit a portfolio, our faculty will consider your potential to deeply engage with the arts at Dartmouth—either through academic studies or extracurricular pursuits.
If admitted, your submission does not commit you to participate in the arts, though we hope you will. Conversely, a lack of submission will not count against you if, in the future, you decide to participate in the arts as part of your college experience.