The Department of Communication, Media & Design Arts offers Artistic Achievement Awards for incoming PLU students in Studio Art, Media and Design. Studio Art and Design award recipients are required to declare as a BA in Studio Arts or BFA in Design major; Media award recipients are required to declare as a BA in Communication major.

Students interested in a major in Communication can take coursework in a range of related areas of study, including strategic communication, film and media production, public speaking and advocacy, and critical media literacy. Students seeking a major in Design or Studio Art can enroll in classes in a variety of artistic media, including ceramics, design, 3D modelling, photography, and printmaking, as well as in art history and theory.

Artistic Achievement Awards in Studio Art, Media & Design are offered in renewable amounts ranging up to $7,500 per year and are in addition to academic merit awards.

To be considered for an Artistic Achievement Award for the 2023-24 academic year, please complete both an admission application to PLU as well as a scholarship award form. Scholarship applications open October 15, 2022.

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, February 16, 2023: Deadline for Studio Art, Media & Design scholarship applications (by 5pm Pacific time)
  • Saturday, February 25, 2023: Studio Art, Media & Design Interview and Portfolio Reviews on campus. These coincide with Presidential Scholarship interviews.