Applying as a transfer student? See transfer portfolio requirements.
FIRST YEAR FOUNDATION PORTFOLIO - SUBMIT ONLINE AT SLIDEROOM
THEME = COMMUNITY
Create a body of work that visually describes, comments and interprets community. Include with your body of work a written statement that reflects the explorations you undertook specifically in response to this artistic challenge.
We want your project to focus on your understanding of ‘COMMUNITY’, living in community, building a community, supporting a community, engaging a community. We envision your project will focus on community and all of the intricacies that make up communities, including: social, political and geographical considerations.
THINK ABOUT your relationship with your community and how can your art work enhance and engage your community.
THINK ABOUT how to create something worth building a community around.
THINK ABOUT how creative tools can strengthen the understanding and exploration of community values.
THINK ABOUT how creative tools can increase community involvement in social and political change.
THINK ABOUT how creative tools can better engage people in community projects.
We hope that your project will demonstrate some of the desired attributes that we seek in our Foundation Students
- Willingness to learn
- Curiosity, open-mindedness
- Poetry and imagination
- Capacity for hard work, experimentation, exploration
- Critical thinking
- Sophistication: a personal connection to art and design
- Obsession, passion, urgency, a driven quality, a need to be creative
- Engagement with materials, a love of material exploration
Select and use materials which best suit your project. These may include two and three dimensional, traditional and/or non-traditional materials and techniques, plus time-based work such as video and sound, and/or digitally generated media. Be inventive with your ideas and include the choice of 2 or more different material or media explorations leading to your final piece. As well you should include images from a sketchbook or workbook that demonstrates your process.
Your project should reflect the explorations you undertook specifically in response to this artistic challenge. How imaginatively you develop and give form to your ideas will be important to the assessment committee.
You may do this body of work in any combination of media; however the finished work and supporting research must be digitally documented and uploaded into our online SlideRoom portfolio system. The total number of individual slides or images should not exceed 20 (twenty). Your written statement should be between 500 and 650 words and typed directly into your SlideRoom account where indicated.
Our SlideRoom portal supports images (jpg, png, gif) or video (mov, wmv, flv, mp4), music (mp3) and PDF documents. For good image quality and fast upload, your image files should be sized around 1024 x 768px @ 72 dpi. Please keep video files under 120MB each and 2 - 3 minute clips.
SLIDEROOM PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Applicants must submit their portfolio to us online through SlideRoom. Before you use SlideRoom please make sure that you have applied through ApplyBC and that you have received an email from us acknowledging your application. Access to SlideRoom will open September 15 and close February 1. Applicants may upload images (jpg, png, gif) or video (mov, wmv, flv, mp4), music (mp3) and one PDF document. For good image quality and fast upload, your image files should be sized around 1024 x 768px @ 72 dpi. Please keep video files under 120MB each and 2 - 3 minute clips. Our SlideRoom portal offers additional instruction for submitting your work. For technical assistance , contact firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also access their help desk at http://slideroom.zendesk.com . SlideRoom will allow you to log in and edit your portfolio as much as you like; however, once you click on the submit button, you will no longer be able to make changes. REMEMBER you must click the submit button if you want us to review your portfolio, unsubmitted or pending portfolios will not be reviewed. A $12 USD fee will be charged at the time of submission. Please note that there are several programs listed at our SlideRoom portal; it is very important that you upload your images into the correct program that you are applying for.
A. 10-15 EXAMPLES OF YOUR ARTWORK THAT IS RELATED TO THE PROGRAM THAT YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.
Applicants must submit their portfolio to us online through SlideRoom. The portfolio is a collection of work and ideas demonstrating the state of your creative development. Your creativity, knowledge, interests, and skills are represented. All applicants to Emily Carr University must submit a portfolio as part of the admission process. There is no formula for an acceptable portfolio. The portfolio you prepare may take a variety of forms. Its primary goal is to show us how you communicate ideas and make use of research processes and materials. You should submit 10-15 examples of your most recent work that best represents your personal interests and abilities. As a transfer applicant you are encouraged to include examples of work related to the specific program you are applying for. Select and use materials and techniques that best suit your ideas. These may include two and three-dimensional, traditional and nontraditional materials and techniques. It is recommended that at least 50% of your portfolio work should be original self-directed projects, i.e., work done outside of structured art classes. Note: In order to show us research drawings and images from sketchbooks you may upload these examples as a multi page PDF document. You are permitted one PDF file with a maximum 6 pages - note: this will be considered as one of your 10 - 15 image submissions.
We value inventiveness and exploration. How imaginatively you develop and give form to your ideas will be important to the assessment committee.
B. QUESTIONNAIRE COMPLETED ONLINE AT SLIDEROOM
To further support your portfolio application we would like to find out more about you, what motivates you, where do you find your inspiration and how do you presently relate to the world? While there are no right or wrong answers to our questions; we want you to consider how your answers may enhance or contribute to our understanding of your portfolio work as we view it.