The Marietta College Art Department provides opportunities to prepare students for lifelong learning in the professional fields of graphic design, museum and gallery work, illustration, art therapy, as well as graduate school. Students also learn problem-solving skills for many contemporary career choices outside of art and design.

The Marietta College Art Department offers merit-based scholarships of up to $3,500 annually ($14,000 over 4 years) for talented incoming freshmen interested the Studio Art and Graphic Design programs.

Art Talent Scholarship Application Requirements

Prepare files with ALL of the images and information listed below. Each portfolio piece must be documented with a high-quality photograph or digital file saved in the “High Quality” jpeg format. Name all files with your last name, first initial and file number in the format “LastFirst_01.jpg”.

  • Digital Portfolio
    • o Using only pencil or charcoal, create the following drawings:
      • a landscape
      • an interior
      • self-portrait (use a mirror, not a photo)
    • Create 8-10 additional pieces of artwork including drawings, paintings, photographs, designs, and/or three-dimensional work
  • Work ID Sheet
    • Your name
    • Your mailing address
    • Your email address
    • Which major you are interested in (both is acceptable)
      • Studio Art
      • Graphic Design
    • A list of all your portfolio pieces (ID), with the following included for each piece
      • Digital File Name
      • Artwork Title
      • Medium
      • Dimensions
  • Resume

Art Talent Scholarship Application Submission

Once all of your application materials (digital portfolio, work ID sheet, and resume) have been saved using the required naming format (“LastFirst_01.jpg”), upload them to this folder.


Have a question about the scholarship process or our Art and Graphic Design programs?

Contact Z Comer in the Art Department at
or use our department's Contact Form.