The most common requirements for admission to art school include a high school diploma or GED, good grades and a portfolio containing samples of the student's artwork. Actual requirements vary from school to school, however.
Most art schools have admission requirements similar to colleges and universities. These may include a good high school GPA, satisfactory SAT or ACT test results, and completion of an admissions interview. Prospective students should find out the specific requirements of the art school under consideration and closely adhere to the guidelines expected by that particular art school. Adequate preparation during the high school years indicates to the admissions department that the student is motivated and serious.