The Program in Experimental Animation promotes and supports animation as a fine art. In making admissions decisions, the program’s faculty considers animation and other visual materials such as flip books, paintings, drawings, storyboards and photographs. The faculty recommends submitting portfolios that contain examples of unique, personal expressive art. Submit animated film or video work if at all possible. If you do not have a film or video to present, it is especially important to submit visual artworks that indicate your creative potential. Personal creative visual work that represents your interests is preferred over class assignments.
An artist statement is very important in the admissions process and should answer the following three questions:
We prefer that you use our online portfolio 
submission system. The online system accepts MP3's, documents, images and video. 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. There is a fee for each portfolio submission you make through the online system. Be sure to submit your portfolio to the correct degree level and program. If you experience technical difficulties while uploading your portfolio, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org  for technical assistance.
If you are unable to submit your work online, portfolios can be mailed to CalArts. Mailed portfolios should include a completed Portfolio Information Form  and be mailed using the Portfolio Mailing Label . Only one submission method (mailing or uploading) may be used.
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