Contact Al Larsen, Program Coordinator
Phone: (802) 865-5467
Students in the Creative Media BFA program work in multiple media, eventually declaring three disciplinary areas of focus from our options: Moving Image, Creative Writing, Visual Art & Design, Interaction Design, Sonic Arts, Game Media.
In the program students are encouraged to combine media in unexpected and innovative ways. Fine arts, experimental and personal approaches are emphasized. In tandem with developing technical and professional skills, students are expected to develop a personal voice in their work. We aim to cultivate your abilities and confidence toward developing and pursuing your own distinctive ideas.
We realize that students will arrive at many stages of skill development. Skill and craft are important but we are especially interested to see your capacity for developing your own ideas or approaches. 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.
As part of your portfolio please create a new creative piece responding to the theme of “transformation.” This piece can be in any medium (or combination of media) or genre and can address the theme in any manner. You may upload multiple files if need be. For instance, a sculptural piece may be documented from multiple angles. Please limit time based works (audio or video) to 8 minutes and written pieces to 2500 words. In addition to the piece itself please submit a brief statement of 100 – 400 words on your process and intentions in creating this specific piece.
Submit five (5) additional pieces demonstrating your creative work. We appreciate seeing your technical skills but we are especially interested in your creative direction. Please submit at least some pieces that demonstrate the themes, processes or ideas that drive you.
The faculty want 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. Please let us know which of the Creative Media focus areas (Moving Image, Creative Writing, Visual Art & Design, Interaction Design, Sonic Arts, Game Media) you think you would be most interested in pursuing, identifying TWO areas at a minimum.
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.
Please contact your Admissions Counselor for specific questions on the Creative Media (BFA) Portfolio Review requirement.