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New Media Additional Requirements

Application Process

  1. Review your program application and scholarship deadlines prior to applying.
  2. Submit your application for admission to the University prior to submitting portfolio
  3. Upload and submit your portfolio online at SlideRoom. This does not need to be done at the same time as your application, but you need both parts to receive an offer from the University.

Evaluation Schedule

Submit your portfolio and essay by 11:59 PM MST on SlideRoom on one of these dates to be included in the evaluation for that round:

Fall Intake
  • December 15*
  • February 15*
  • April 15
  • June 15
  • August 1 – Final Evaluation due to COVID-19 

*Line up with University 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.



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 200-word statement per question:

  • Interest: What areas of interest do you have in New Media (examples: graphic design, web design and development, interaction design, 3D modeling, animation, gaming, narrative screen writing, cinema production and studies, historical and contemporary new media theory).  
  • Background: What is your background?  What fine arts classes and technology experience do you have?
  • Goals: What are your goals when you complete a degree in this field?


Examples of Artwork (10 - 20)

Submit 10-20 examples of current pieces (try to select from the past three years) of your work.  You are encouraged to submit works that display variety and breadth of your experiences.  This may be from any of the following areas: art, drama, music and new media.  Works may be created inside or outside a formal class setting.


Examples of the range of materials you can submit:

  • Graphic design, digital drawing, or illustration
  • Video, animation, or audio-based work
  • Interaction design or website design
  • Graphic novel and zine productions
  • Digital fabrications (like 3D printing)
  • 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, program)
  • Music production – a piece of music from any genre produced and recorded by you
  • Other creative works

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

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)


Optional Essay (750 words)

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

Research the term New Media, its many media components, and then write a 750 word essay explaining why you are interested in it, and what it is about your particular background skills and interests that makes the BFA-New Media degree interesting to you.  In one of the paragraphs, you should address the reasons why you have decided to submit an essay rather than examples of your work. 



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. 

Submit your portfolio



Admission and Portfolio Advisor
Faculty of Fine Arts
Phone: 403-380-1864