A portfolio of works should be representative of the candidate’s creative achievements
in the areas of audio recording, composition, songwriting, video, film, multimedia,
web design, or areas that could generally be described as “entertainment technology”.
Most applicants’ portfolio works will come from just one or two of the areas described
above, however, some will have done creative work in more than one of these fields.
It is extremely important to document your contribution for each item you submit.
For example, if you submit an audio recording, state if you were the composer, performer,
engineer, producer, or did several of these tasks. The admissions committee will be
evaluating what your specific contributions were to each project. The portfolio has
no specific guidelines because applicants come from a wide variety of creative backgrounds
and each student’s portfolio will reflect their particular expertise, however a professional
presentation of materials is expected.
Submit what you think is your best work. This may only be three or four examples but
may include as much as you wish. If you have extended examples (a 20 minute video
documentary or a dance mix, for example) you may wish to edit them. In addition to
your submissions, include a list of ANY other projects on which you have participated
and list your job on each project. In your portfolio documentation list the hardware
and software with which you are familiar. List related technologies with which you
are familiar and describe your competency. This might include: Photoshop, Final Cut
Pro, iMovie, etc.
Audio examples should be submitted on an audio CD that is playable on either a Macintosh
or PC computer or on a commercial CD or DVD player. MP3s are not acceptable. Video
and/or film examples should be submitted on a DVD that is playable on either a Macintosh
or PC computer or on a commercial DVD player.
QuickTime Video Requested
Though it is not required applicants are asked to submit a brief QuickTime video
of them describing their background and reason for seeking the degree. This is a way
for the admissions committee to get to know you beyond your written documentation.
A QuickTime data file is adequate or this may also be submitted as a playable DVD
if you prefer.