Portfolio Review Requirements

Portfolio Submissions

We are accepting portfolios and applications for the NWSA college program 2023-2024 academic year. Priority deadline is March 1, 2023. 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 their desired major: Drawing, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, or Sculpture
• TEN pieces of personal work that reveal your creative spirit, sense of design, technical skill, and experimentation

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.


Mail high school and college transcripts to:

New World School of the Arts
c/o Miami Dade College
College Student Affairs, Room #5605
300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

Please email questions to omaurice@mdc.edu. For information call 305-327-3597.