Portfolio Admissions Requirement

To be fully considered for admission into the Creative Media (BFA) major, you must submit the following to Slideroom for the Portfolio Review:

  1. A portfolio of at least three (3) creative works: The work submitted must include samples from more than one medium. The reason for this is that all students in this major work in at least three distinct focus areas (Moving Image, Creative Writing, Visual Art & Design, Interaction Design, Sonic Arts, Game Media). In your portfolio we want to see that you are already working in multiple media or that you are combining multiple media in your work. As an example, if you write and make videos you might submit several short poems, a short story and a short video. Or, if you produce music and take photographs, we'd like to see examples from both of those areas. If you combine media — for example, in videos that combine poetry with music and costume design — that is fine too. We understand that sometimes a student is stronger in one area and just learning or exploring in other areas. The point is that the program requires students to work across multiple media and we want to see that you are ready for this type of work. Please do not submit ALL visual art work, or ALL written work. We want to see a variety of media.

    The Slideroom system will allow you to submit up to five portfolio pieces. We ask for three work samples but you may choose to upload up to five. Also, visual work or shorter writing pieces can be combined in one document. The goal of this review is to evaluate how creative a candidate is and can be.  Skill and craft are appreciated but we are especially interested to see your capacity for developing your own ideas or approaches.

  2. A personal statement between 200 and 1,000 words: The faculty wants to learn about your creative process, your sources for inspiration, your goals in pursuing the arts, and anything else you feel demonstrates your creative passions and readiness for the program.

Overall, students applying to the Creative Media major should demonstrate their creative talents and inspiration using media and words. The faculty seeks students who are willing to take creative risks, will be on the cutting edge of creative thinking and will apply art to many avenues and channels.

Acceptable File Formats

  • JPG (5MB limit)
  • PNG (5MB limit)
  • GIF (5MB limit)
  • MOV (60MB limit)
  • WMV (60MB limit)
  • FLV (60MB limit)
  • PDF (10MB limit)
  • MP3 (10MB limit)

Please contact your Admissions Counselor for specific questions on the Creative Media (BFA) Portfolio Review requirement.