MEDIA AUDITIONS & PORTFOLIO GUIDELINES
Students with an interest in understanding and experiencing the collaborative nature of film and video arts, the desire to develop and master the creative, technical and academic skills needed to successfully communicate through image and sound, and the possibility of a media arts career are encouraged to apply.
Students accepted to Media often demonstrate a strong artistic interest in one or more of the following areas: script/playwriting, video production, visual arts with an emphasis on storytelling or comic art, graphic design, animation, film criticism, photography, performance in video or film productions.
To be considered for an audition, applicants must submit AT LEAST ONE of the following, but may include as many as they'd like:
A finished film or video project, 3-5 minutes in length, preferred formats: Quicktime, .MOV file submitted on a flash drive, or hosted online (be sure to include URL)
A storyboard of one short project
Audio recordings, 3-5 minutes in length
Short stories or scripts, 3-5 pages
5-10 samples of visual art in original or slide form: photographs, paintings, drawings, visual art
Evidence of collaborative work on a project or event.
Students may also include additional work samples which demonstrate a unique aspect of their work.
After submitting their portfolios on or before the stated deadline, applicants will be asked to respond to a number of short, informal questions about their portfolios, prior experiences, personal ambitions, and program expectations both verbally and in writing during the audition. An additional writing prompt will ask the applicant to think visually and demonstrate the power of their ideas and dedication to the creative community. Additionally, applicants will engage in short, group-production tasks during their allotted audition times.