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 artists with cross-disciplinary and experimental creative 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, VR, AR, AI, image processing, sound, text, performance, extended reality, interactivity, creative computing, immersive spaces, 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.
Please use the portfolio section of the application, to upload your portfolio with digital files. The system allows you to create a corresponding inventory of works, listing for each image the following information: title, date, medium, dimensions and notes. You may upload still images or video works.
We are not able to zoom-in on the images. Please submit detail shots on a separate slide.
Acceptable file formats: jpeg, png, gif, mp4 and mov
Acceptable external links: Vimeo, YouTube, personal website. We discourage Google Drive and zipped files. The links must be shared for public access until you receive a decision. Files that demand a password for access or that do not have public access will not be reviewed.
Once your portfolio is uploaded, it can be viewed and rearranged until the final submission is made. No changes can be made following the final submission of your portfolio. Please be advised that CalArts is not able to view your work until the final submission is made and your application fee is received.
If you experience technical difficulties while uploading your portfolio, you may send an email to the Review Coordinator, Ani Kazandjian, at email@example.com.