Portfolio Requirements

YOUR SUCCESS IN OUR PROGRAMS IS IMPORTANT TO US

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:

All portfolio submissions will be reviewed by the faculty of each respective major.

NOTE: Portfolio requirements below are students applying for 2018 admission. 

MajorPortfolio RequirementMore InformationSubmit Your Portfolio
Creative Media (BFA)A new creative piece in response to a given theme, 5 additional work samples and a personal statementDetailsSlideroom
Filmmaking (BFA)
1 video or movie sample (up to 5 min) OR 1 script (3-5 pages) and photosDetailsSlideroom
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

Application Deadlines

Admissions Program

Application
Due Dates

Nonrefundable Deposit*
Due Dates

Early Decision: First-year only

Nov. 15

Within 3 weeks of admit date

Regular Decision: First-year

Jan. 15

May 1

Regular Decision: Transfer

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Spring Enrollment**

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Application due dates assume completed applications including all required documentation. All deadlines are 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time).
*Housing Deposit Dates: Admitted students interested in residing in one of Champlain's residence halls should submit their nonrefundable housing deposit along with the tuition deposit.
**Certain majors are not eligible for Spring enrollment.