New Media Portfolio Requirements

Portfolio Requirements

New Media, New Media/Management and New Media/Education

Evaluation Schedule

Intake: Fall


Submit your portfolio and essay prior to one of these dates

  • Dec 15 – First Round*
  • Mar 15 – Second Round*
  • Jun 15 – Final Evaluation

*Lines up with scholarship deadlines

Portfolio Content

Your portfolio consists of a questionnaire and examples of your artwork. The portfolio informs the New Media Department about your creative interest, experience, skills and direction. Choose your best work that provide a sampling of your practice and document it professionally.

3-Part Questionnaire

The questionnaire provides insight to the New Media Department about your background, experience, inspirations, and goals. For each of the following questions, you should provide an approximately 250-word statement per question:

• Past: What aspects of your background prepare you for a university New Media degree program with a creative focus?

• Present: The BFA (New Media) program requires an extraordinary commitment of time and energy. Explain why you feel you are prepared to make this commitment at this time in your life.

• Future: What do you hope to learn from our New Media degree program?

10 - 20 Examples of Artwork

Submit examples of 10-20 current pieces (try to select from the past three years) that provide a good representation of your range of fine art interests and skills in any of the following areas: art, drama, music or new media. Works may be created inside or outside a formal class setting.

You may submit more than one image of a single artwork if the work is large or complex.

Examples of the range of materials you can submit:

  • Video, animation, or audio based work
  • Website design, graphic novel, and zine productions
  • Photography (analogue or digital)
  • Drawings, prints, paintings, or murals
  • Selections from sketchbooks and journals
  • Sculpture, fibre or ceramic work
  • Drama performance/construction/participation documentation (reviews, photos, programs)

Additional Information

Include the following information with your work

  • Title
  • Year of work
  • Medium(s)
  • Size
  • Brief description of the work – max. 50 words (optional)
  • Names of any collaborators (if relevant)

750 Word Essay (Optional)

If you do not have access to the necessary technology, you can submit an essay instead of providing examples of work (a questionnaire is also required as part of your application).

In approximately 750-words, explain your definition of new media and its importance to your professional development. In the first paragraph address the reasons why you decided to submit an essay rather than examples of your work.

Online Portfolio Submissions

  1. Submit your application for admission to the University prior to submitting portfolio
  2. Upload and submit your portfolio and questionnaire online at Slideroom

Slideroom Information

You may upload images (jpg), video (mov, wmv, flv), music (mp3) and one PDF document file with a maximum 6 pages. SlideRoom links directly to Vimeo, YouTube and SoundCloud.

For best image quality and fast upload, image files should be about 1024 x 768px @ 72 dpi. Please keep video files under 60MB and limited to 2 - 3 minute clips. Our SlideRoom portal offers additional instruction for submitting your work. For technical assistance, contact

At SlideRoom you can login and edit your portfolio as often as you like; however, once you have submitted it, no changes can be made. A $10 USD fee is charged at the time of submission.

Questions? …Get Answers

Admission and Portfolio Advisor

Faculty of Fine Arts

Phone: (403) 380-1864