Portfolio Review Requirements

All Design, Production, and Management applicants must interview with a member of the faculty, either in person or online via Skype. During the Portfolio Review, an applicant presents a portfolio of work along with a resume.

Portfolio Submission

Prior to the Portfolio Review, each applicant must submit a digital portfolio, including a resume and a headshot style color photograph. Applicants may upload up to 20 files, including their resume and photograph, to the College of Fine Art’s Portfolio Submission website. Applicants may submit images in jpg, png, or gif format; videos in mov, wmv, flv, or wp4; mp3s; and pdfs. Applicants may also link to media hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or SoundCloud. Resumes should be submitted in pdf format.

There is a $10 fee for submitting your online portfolio.

Portfolio submissions that do not adhere to the requirements will not be considered. Your submission will not be considered complete until you have scheduled your Portfolio Review via Appointment Quest.

Portfolio Recommendations

Applicants should edit their portfolios so that they can discuss each entry and move through the entire collection within ten minutes. Faculty discussion of the work will likely extend the interview by an additional ten minutes. Applicants should include a variety of materials. Often, a preliminary quick-study says the most about an artist’s intention and native talent. Applicants should expect the interview to be friendly and informative. For an in-person interview, the applicant is welcome to present a hard copy portfolio, but all applicants must submit an online portfolio prior to the interview. The applicant retains the hard copy portfolio at the conclusion of the interview.

Design and Production portfolios should demonstrate the broadest range of theatrical and artistic expression. Anything that suggests the applicant’s ability to communicate using the tools of the visual artist can be included, such as actual theatre renderings, related painting or graphics, working drawings, ground plans, lighting plots, props, masks, photography, and photographs of sculpture, murals, or other non-transportable works.

Stage Management portfolios may contain prompt books, programs, director’s notes, and examples of creative writing. The interview provides the primary basis for evaluating applicants to the Stage Management Program. Applicants should come prepared to discuss their activities in the theatre.