Portfolio Review Requirements

Portfolio Submissions

We are accepting portfolios and applications for the NWSA college program 2024-2025 academic year. Priority deadline is March 1, 2024. Please review this information and confirm receipt of your submission / application with omaurice@mdc.edu.

Online Application

Submit complete application packet here.

Portfolio Requirements

• FIVE observational drawings/figure drawings
• FIVE pieces that represent your interest in the desired major: Art & Technology, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, or Sculpture
• TEN pieces of personal work that reveal your creative spirit, sense of design, technical skill, and experimentation. Video or links may be submitted on a word document of time-based works.

Portfolio Review Process

Once digital portfolios are reviewed, NWSA will contact those students that have been recommended by the faculty to move forward in the acceptance process. At this time, you will be asked to schedule a personal interview. Original artwork is required, and a sketchbook is recommended.

Portfolio interviews are required of candidates residing in South Florida.
Candidates who apply from outside South Florida will be required to have a phone interview.


During the NWSA application process, official transcripts are not required. We highly recommend that you have your unofficial transcript available in case the division needs to provide class recommendations for your first semester.

Upon final acceptance to New World School of the Arts*, final and official transcripts for each school that you attended must be mailed to:

Miami Dade College
Attention: Transcript Processing Services
11011 S.W. 104th Street, Room R301
Miami, FL 33176

*Transfer students who are advised by NWSA to apply directly to University of Florida
must send their final and official transcripts to:

The UF Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000