There is no portfolio requirement for freshman applicants to the Design Department at CSULB. However, transfer applicants who meet the minimum major-specific requirements and competitive ranking based on the CSULB Supplemental Application will be invited to submit a portfolio electronically. Instructions for electronic submission of the portfolio and the deadline for submission will be communicated in the invitation. Transfer applicants to the BFA in Interior Design or BS in Industrial Design must receive a positive recommendation from the faculty following review of the portfolio
in order to be admitted into the option.

All transfer applicants are required to apply by the deadline, meet general University admission requirements, and apply to a specific major. All Design majors are considered major specific admissions criteria. For specific information please visit:

For additional information on admissions please visit:

General Education and Current Catalog Information

For more information regarding Design requirements, GE requirements, and admission under
major specific admissions criteria criteria, consult the current University Catalog at:

CSU Mentor — online application for admission into any State University.

ASSIST — shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another.

Computer Requirements

The Design Department recommends computer specifications for those who would like to provide
their own computer when taking the lab classes. Download the following PDF file for the latest minimum specifications.

College and Department Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

The Department of Design is not admitting graduate students at this time.

We are deferring all graduate admissions until further notice.
General Admissions Information