New Media Audition/Review Guidelines & Procedures
Students are required to submit a portfolio consisting of 10 works comprised of any media that they feel best reflects the range of their abilities. The 10 portfolio pieces can all be in one medium or in a combination of media.
Works can be in the following areas:
- Animation, cartoon drawings, strips and storybooks.
- Scripts for movies and/or storyboards.
- Video (documentary, narrative, or shorts).
- Still photography (photo studies, essay or documentary).
- Prints, drawings, paintings and 3D works that may apply to the above.
- Any Digital Art (this includes, but is not limited to computer generated music, images, or designs)
Your portfolio must be submitted according to the following guidelines. Please read carefully.
1) If your portfolio includes scripts or DVDs containing moving-image work then you must mail in your DVDs and/or Scripts by the Dec. 31, 2012 postmarked deadline. Please visit the “Contact Us” page of this website for our mailing address. If submitting short films, animations, or any moving-image works, provide a cover page indicating your specific role in each project and all projects’ respective time lengths. Please note these submitted materials will not be returned, so please do not send originals. All DVDs should be formatted to play in any standard DVD player. DVD-R works best. We highly encourage you to test your DVDs on standard DVD players before submitting them. Do not put any stickers/labels on your portfolio DVDs; instead write the title and
your name directly on the disk. Do not submit DVDs containing 2D work.
2) If your portfolio includes 2D or 3D art (i.e. photography, digital art, cartoon drawings, etc.), bring all 2D and 3D portfolio pieces to the audition interview. Do not mail in these materials. Quality of presentation is very important. All 2D work should be printed and matted neatly. If you need assistance, seek help from an art instructor or nearest frame shop. Do not present digital copies of 2D portfolio pieces; take the time to print and matte all 2D work. Expect to take home any 2D or 3D portfolio work you present at the audition. We will not keep these works.
3) If your portfolio includes a combination of media, refer to the instructions above. Submit in advance scripts and moving-image DVDs, and bring 2D and 3D work to the audition interview. Your total work submitted cannot exceed 10 pieces.
Portfolios which contain fewer than ten works or which do not meet the above requirements will not be judged. Call the GSA Helpline if you have questions about the required pieces for this concentration.
Your audition will consist of a five to seven minute personal review of your art portfolio and a brief interview with the judges. Be sure to label each piece included in the portfolio with your name and school and the approximate date when you completed the piece. All work will be judged in the following categories: use of formal elements & principles of visual expression, originality, technical skill, evidence of artistic expression and craftsmanship.