Transfer Portfolio Requirements

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You can apply to Champlain College using the Common Application or the Champlain College Application. The Common Application allows you to apply to many schools at the same time, and our Champlain College Application is painless to complete. Both are free. Regardless of which you choose, all applications are considered equally. We request that you do not submit more than one application for admission.

  • Early Decision Deadline         November 15, 2018
  • Regular Decision Deadline      January 15, 2019




In many of the majors in the Division of Communication & Creative Media, 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), Visual Communication Design (BFA), Professional Writing (BS), and Filmmaking (BFA). All portfolio submissions will be reviewed by the faculty of each respective major. Students that are admissible to the College, but do not have a portfolio that meets the artistic requirement of the major, can be accepted to Champlain College into another non-portfolio major.

MajorPortfolio RequirementMore InformationSubmit Your Portfolio
Creative Media (BFA) 2 creative submissions and a personal statement Details Slideroom
Filmmaking (BFA)
1 video or movie sample (up to 5 min) OR 1 film script (5-10 pages) Details Slideroom
Game Art & Animation (BS) 3-5 examples of animations or images of creative work Details Slideroom
Game Design (BS) Game Design conceptual assignment Details Slideroom
Visual Communication Design (BFA)
Art portfolio consisting of 5 artistic pieces or images AND art narrative Details Slideroom