Art and Technology Requirements
Submit approximately 20 examples of your current work. The submitted work needs to be representative of a graduate level student and an informed creative practice. No class projects will be considered.
The works do not need to be solely technology based; we are interested in a wide variety of intermedia and experimental art practices that can be supported and/or enhanced by the program’s curriculum. We recommend that you emphasize two or three bodies of work. Portfolios may represent more than one media type (digital video, photography, sound, text files, web sites). Moving image/sound work that is longer than 15 minutes, should be edited to 3 to 5 minute excerpts that best represent the work. Longer versions can be included in the portfolio as well. If submitting still images and/or video works, please use the online portfolio system. If submitting other media types, please mail portfolios using the Portfolio Information Form and the Portfolio Mailing Label.
The artist statement should follow the general requirements for the School of Art. In addition, the artist statement for the Art and Technology program must explain in detail the critical basis of your work in regards to the use of technology within a creative and cultural practice. The statement needs to outline the creative goals you would like to achieve while in the program, along with your interest in exploring art and technology within an interdisciplinary context. When applying online, this statement should be submitted with both your online application and your online portfolio.
Applicants who have passed the preliminary selection process will be notified in mid-February. At that time, candidates will be invited to visit CalArts in March for an interview and to meet faculty and students. The interview is required of invited candidates and is an important component of the final selection process. Video chat interviews can be arranged, however attending the interview in person is highly recommended.