Portfolio Requirements


For some majors, a portfolio is a required step in the admissions process. The purpose of the portfolio submission is to evaluate your development as a creator and assess your ability to thrive in the program you've selected. We are looking for evidence of enthusiasm for the kind of work each major requires along with some of the basic technical and cognitive skills you'll need to succeed in our fast-moving curriculum.

The following majors require a portfolio submission: Creative Media (BFA), Game Art & Animation (BS), Game Design (BS), Graphic Design & Digital Media (BFA), and Filmmaking (BFA). All portfolio submissions will be reviewed by the faculty of each respective major.

NOTE: Portfolio requirements below are students applying for 2017 admission. 

MajorPortfolio RequirementMore InformationSubmit Your Portfolio
Creative Media (BFA)3 creative submissions and a personal statementDetailsSlideroom
Filmmaking (BFA)
1 video or movie sample (up to 5 min) OR 1 film script (5-10 pages)DetailsSlideroom
Game Art & Animation (BS)Art portfolio consisting of 3 required drawings and examples of traditional and/or digital creative workDetailsSlideroom
Game Design (BS)Create a simple board game based on a specific themeDetailsSlideroom
Graphic Design & Digital Media (BFA)
Art portfolio consisting of 5 artistic pieces or images AND art narrativeDetailsSlideroom

Note: Students admitted to Champlain with a portfolio that does not meet the artistic requirements of the major may be accepted as an undeclared student within the Division of Communication & Creative Media (CCM). As an undeclared CCM student, you will be able to try out various creative classes, strengthen your artistic qualifications and likely switch into your desired major at a later date.