The Westphal Recruitment Staff is here to help with any questions or concerns you might have regarding undergraduate and graduate admissions. Below you’ll find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions with links to guide you through the application and admissions process. Please contact us directly if you need additional information.
Director of Recruitment, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Assistant Director of Recruitment, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
The academic calendar provides information as to when classes start and end for each term including exam and break times.
It is free to apply using Drexel online application.
Application for admission, and all required application materials for admission should be submitted to the Admissions Office. Please do not submit application materials to the Westphal College. Your application will be compiled by the admissions office and made available to the college. Please submit materials by the appropriate application deadlines.
More information on applying can be obtained here: http://drexel.edu/undergrad/apply/
The only program that requires an audition is:
For more information on the audition dates and requirements visit:
The music industry major does not require an audition. A document/resume highlighting your accomplishments in music is recommended if you are applying for this program.
The course catalog for all majors is only available online.
The catalog provides required courses for all degree programs along with course descriptions.
Our student to faculty ratio for many of our classes in the Westphal College is 15:1.
Co-operative education at Drexel enables full-time undergraduate students to alternate periods of classroom theory with professional experience prior to graduation. Participation in co-operative education is required for all Westphal College students.
Co-operative education helps students explore and confirm their career choices.
Co-op assists students in several areas of career development, including self-assessment, career exploration, and career experiences leading to full-time employment. Students develop confidence, professionalism, and a sense of purpose.
With the exception of Music Industry majors and Entertainment and Arts Management majors, all Westphal College students go on Co-op for six months in the junior year.
Music Industry majors and Entertainment and Arts Management majors go on Co-op in the summer of the sophomore and junior years.
For more information on co-op please visit:
Co-op FAQs: http://www.drexel.edu/westphal/forStudents/co-op/FaQ/
Steinbright Career Development Center: http://drexel.edu/scdc/co-op/drexel-difference/
It can be challenging to double major. While it is not impossible it can be difficult and require more time to complete both degrees. You can only declare one major coming into Drexel. After you have determined that major you can have a conversation with your academic advisor about double majoring. He or she will inform you of the requirements, and what it will take to pursue a second major. Drexel has many minor available to students who wish to combine academic interests. Often times it is easier to achieve coursework in varied areas of interest by completing a minor concentration while completing your major.
Using free elective credits students can pursue a minor concentration. Drexel offers a variety of minor concentrations. Click the links below for available minors.
Westphal College Minors
All minors at Drexel University
Only undergraduate students who have successfully completed 30 credits of coursework are eligible to add a minor. Students must first meet with their academic advisor to ensure that the completion of the minor will be achieved at or before graduation.
The only programs that require visual art portfolios as part of the application are:
- Fashion Design
- Graphic Design
Portfolios are not required for other majors, but can be submitted. Submission of portfolios when they are not required for admission will not necessarily increase chances of being admitted.
You should submit a portfolio consisting of a minimum of five, but no more than 20 images of any type of fine art work, creative, or visual work you have produced. This can include anything form paintings to drawings, sculpture, photography, graphic art, or any other creative work produced.
All portfolios should be submitted via www.highschoolportfolios.com. You will have to sign up to become a member of the site. Membership is free.
Scholarships & Grants
More information on scholarships can be found at the following website:
Click here to find a great selection of projects and designs created by our highly talented and creative students. See what you have to look forward to as a student at the Westphal College of Media Arts&Design.
Supplemental Materials (Required and Recommended)
A supplemental essay is required for:
- Screenwriting & Playwriting
You are required to submit an additional essay on the following topic: What film, TV show, play, book, song, commercial, poem, or any other creative work changed the way you look at the world, and why? There is no minimum or maximum word count; write as much as you need, but write something you think we'll find interesting.
A document/resume highlighting your accomplishments in music is recommended if you applying for:
Students are welcome to apply for transfer into any of our majors except the Music Industry program. The music industry program is not available to transfer applicants.
To find out which courses will transfer from your previous institution you must first apply and be offered admission into the program. If you are accepted we will be able to inform you of which courses will transfer. We do not conduct transfer credit evaluations prior to a student being accepted.
Students interested in transferring should review our transfer FAQ’s.
Transfer admission requirements at the following website:
Tuition information can be found at the following website:
Please note the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design majors follow the four-year tuition model.
To maximize your visit experience we recommend scheduling a visit during one of our special undergraduate event dates or during the week for a daily visit where the Westphal College will be hosting special visit days. Please review the calendar for the dates specific to the Westphal College.
For more information on scheduling a visit to Drexel please visit the following website: