Faculty Recognition Award Requirements

Submit your work for the Faculty Recognition Award.

The deadline for the Faculty Recognition Award scholarship has passed. Columbia College Chicago's 2022 application remains available for students interested in BA and BS programs, as well as the BFA in Interior Architecture. The application will close on Wednesday, July 20. Applicants will still be considered for scholarships based on academic merit and (provided you submit a FAFSA) financial need.

Some majors may still require portfolio/audition materials described below for the purpose of placement in first-semester courses. You must complete and submit your application prior to uploading materials.

The Faculty Recognition Award is only available to fall applicants.

This page contains portfolio/audition requirements and guidelines for our Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) programs. If you are planning to apply for a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or Bachelor of Music (BMus) program, please see the requirements specific to our BFA and BMus degrees.

Here’s how to submit your digital portfolio or video audition.

After submitting your application, send us your work via the submission link in the “Portfolio” section of your Columbia Connect portal. Your Columbia Connect portal will always be the most up-to-date location for information about what we need from you.

What should I submit?

Submit work that adheres to the guidelines for your intended major. Work in other disciplines will not be considered for the award. You can find detailed guidelines by major below.

When should I submit?

The submission deadline for all application materials is 11:59pm (Central U.S.) on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Submissions will not be accepted after this date.

A note for students applying via the Common App

Columbia receives data from the Common Application every 24 hours. If you applied through the Common Application, you should receive an email with instructions for activiating your Columbia Connect portal within 24 hours of submitting your Common App. You will not be able to upload your portfolio/audition materials until AFTER you activate your Columbia Connect portal. Common App applicants are advised to factor this 24-hour processing period into their Columbia application timeline.

Still undecided about your intended major?

You may choose to submit your work under any of the major-specific guidelines listed; please note you can only select one.

Submission Guidelines by Program of Interest

  • Acoustics (BS)
    1. Write an essay, no longer than two pages, on "The origin and nature of my interest and personal engagement with audio, music technology, and/or acoustics." Don't tell us about the audio; tell us about yourself.
    2. Complete either of the following:
    • Write an essay, no longer than five pages, on “The importance of sonic environment to human health, safety, well-being, civic engagement, and artistic performance;"
    • Provide an example of your work in the form of a recording, a video, or other documentation of it. Your audio or video submission should be accompanied by a short (half-page) response to the following: What was your contribution to this project? Why do you think this piece best represents your work?
  • Acting (BA)

    Learn more about the Acting program at our Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, September 29.


    1. Submit a full resume of theatrical history including name of show, role played, and venue.
    2. Submit a video audition of two monologues. The monologues should contrast each other. Each monologue should be between 60 and 90 seconds, and the total video run time should be no more than three minutes. Video must be recorded in a well-lit environment with high-quality sound.

  • Advertising (BA)

    The following requirements pertain to the Art Direction, Copywriting, and Strategy concentrations within the Advertising BA program.

    Identify what you consider to be the most effective or least effective advertising or PR campaign presently running on any platform, and explain your reasons for making your choice in an essay of 300-400 words.

  • American Sign Language - English Interpretation (BA)

    Submit a three- to five-minute documentary-style video of yourself involved in a service learning project related to ASL/Deaf Studies. It can range from community-based to linguistic-based activism. Please present either in ASL or spoken English. If speaking, please provide closed captioning.

  • Animation (BA)

    The following requirements pertain to the Computer Animation and Traditional Animation concentrations within the Animation BA program.

    Submit one work you have created (short animation or film), and a document in which you reflect briefly on the work you are submitting in approximately 500 words. Describe your creative process, ideas and insights about your own work, and current skills, interests, and influences. Any media not created solely by you must be credited.

    Recommended work examples:

    • ANIMATION: a short animation or film (five minutes or less).
    • CVFX: A completed CVFX Sequence or CVFX Sequences illustrating both before and after the application of the work.
  • Art History (BA)

    Submit 5-10 pages of nonfiction writing samples, such as research papers or class papers.

  • Arts Management (BA)

    These requirements pertain to the Creative Industries, Film Business, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts concentrations within the Arts Management BA progarm. 

    Submit an essay of approximately 500 words describing why you would like to study business, entrepreneurship, and management practices in the arts, entertainment, and media fields.

    Please be sure to address the following:
    • Which major/area of concentration in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department appeals to you and why?
    • How will an education in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department help you to achieve your career goals?
    • How is digital technology (including social media) impacting the arts and entertainment industries? Please be sure to focus on your major or concentration.
    • Optional: Submit any additional work samples, such as business plans and/or examples of experiences, entrepreneurship, and management in the arts and entertainment fields. You may also feel free to submit a resume that illustrates your experiences.
  • Audio Arts (BA)

    The following guidelines pertain to the Audio and Sound Design, Audio Visual Systems Integration, General Audio Arts, Live Sound Reinforcement, and Music Recording concentrations within the Audio Arts BA.

    Applicants should submit BOTH an essay AND the creative examples:

    ESSAY: Choose one of the following three prompts and write an essay response, no longer than two pages. Don’t tell us about audio, tell us about yourself. 

    1. What makes you uniquely suited for our program? 
    2. How does your audio work help others? 
    3. Describe an example of someone else’s bad audio that you have experienced. Explain how you could do the job better. 

     

    CREATIVE EXAMPLES: Provide 2-3 examples of your creative work with sound.  Experimentation and pushing boundaries is as valuable as technical competence, artistry, and craftsmanship. Submissions may include recordings, videos, or other documentation.

    Note:  Each audio or video submission should be accompanied by a short (half-page) response to the following:  What was your contribution to this project? Why do you think this piece best represents your work?

  • Comedy Writing and Performance (BA)
    1. Submit a full resume of theatrical history including name of show, role played, and venue.
    2. Submit a video audition of a 60- to 90-second comedic performance of original or existing material and/or up to five pages of comedy writing.
  • Communication (BA)
    Write a 300–400 word essay on why you are inspired to be a Communication major.
  • Creative Writing (BA)

    Fiction Concentration

    Submit up to 10 pages of fiction writing such as a short story, scene, or chapter from a novel. Subject material may be realistic, dreamlike, or a combination of the two, and should demonstrate facility with story movement, narrative and character voice, character development, imagery, and sense of place. Pages should be double-spaced and in 12-point font.

     

    Nonfiction Concentration

    Submit 5-10 pages of creative nonfiction writing in the form of a personal essay, a part of a longer memoir, or any series or sequence of work. Work should approach subject with originality, use clear and compelling language, and display an understanding of the structure of an essay. Pages should be double-spaced and in 12-point font.

     

    Poetry Concentration

    Submit 10 typed pages of poetry. A poem may be longer than one page; however, please do not put more than one poem on each page. Poems should use literary techniques with skill, approach subject with originality, and demonstrate clarity of the poem’s intent. Total submission should equal 10 pages.

  • Cultural Studies (BA)
    Submit a critical essay of approximately 1,000 words analyzing a topic, text, practice or object of contemporary culture. Your essay should demonstrate your ability to craft a reasoned analytical argument about a cultural object, text or practice. It should not be a first-person assessment but rather present your analytical skills.
  • Dance (BA)

    1. Submit a video of 2-3 minutes that contains the following:
    • 1 or 2 solo dances pieces, choreographed or improvised, in any dance style.  We are interested in seeing what you feel best represents you as a dance artist. 
    • All videos should show your entire body.

    2. Submit a one-page essay (200-500 words), that addresses your interest in the Dance program at Columbia.  Specifically discuss your areas of interest (such as performance, teaching, choreography or dance history/dance studies) and the ways you feel prepared to take on the challenges of the program.

    Virtual Interview

    Using your submitted essay as a jumping-off point, be prepared to discuss with the faculty your interest in being a part of the dance program, your specific interest in the Dance BA program, and an area of focus you might be interested in such as performance, teaching, choreography, and/or dance history/theory, and the ways in which you feel prepared to take on the challenges of the program. Please plan on your interview lasting about ten minutes. We will follow-up with information on how to schedule your interview after receiving your submission.

  • Deaf Studies (BA)
    Submit a three- to five-minute documentary-style video of yourself involved in a service learning project related to ASL/Deaf Studies. It can range from community-based to linguistic-based activism. Please present either in ASL or spoken English. If speaking, please provide closed captioning.
  • Design Management (BA)

    Submit an essay of approximately 500 words describing why you would like to study business, entrepreneurship, and management practices in the arts, entertainment, and media fields.

    Please be sure to address the following:
    • Which major/area of concentration in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department appeals to you and why?
    • How will an education in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department help you to achieve your career goals?
    • How is digital technology (including social media) impacting the arts and entertainment industries? Please be sure to focus on your major or concentration.
    • Optional: Submit any additional work samples, such as business plans and/or examples of experiences, entrepreneurship, and management in the arts and entertainment fields. You may also feel free to submit a resume that illustrates your experiences.
  • Documentary (BA)
    1. Write a brief, essay (approximately 250-350 words) discussing why you are inspired to be a Documentary major. We are most interested in your ideas and gaining insights about your work and aspirations. In your essay, please address the following topics:
      • Why is documentary important to you?
      • Why was it important to you to make the work you submitted?
      • What kinds of stories do you wish to tell in your future nonfiction projects?
      • Tell us about your creative process in making the work you are submitting
      • How does your work represent issues of culture or identity that are important to you?
    2. Submit two or more portfolio pieces (either a short nonfiction video (five minutes maximum); a short nonfiction essay; five newspaper clips; up to five nonfiction audio or radio samples; or up to twelve photographs) that provide additional perspective on your essay, either by supplementing or illustrating your reflection.
  • English (BA)
    Submit approximately 5 pages of literary or rhetorical analysis on a passage or text of your choice. Work should articulate a claim that provides insight into the passage or text and provide evidence to support the claim by pointing to details in the passage or text. Pages should be double-spaced and in 12-point font.
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies (BA)
    Write an essay, no longer than two pages, on "The origin and nature of my interest in environmental and sustainability studies and how I plan to use what I learn in my program to make an impact in my field". Please tell us about your personal connection to environmental and sustainability issues.
  • Fashion Studies (BA)

    The following requirements pertain to the Merchandising and Product Development concentrations within the Fashion Studies BA program.

    Learn more about the Fashion program at our Virtual Town Hall on Monday, September 27.


    Submit a digital portfolio in PDF format of no more than 10 annotated images that demonstrate how you like to engage with fashion as an industry or a creative practice. In the notations, please explain what you hope we will understand about your interests or practice from considering each image.

    You are welcome to include a variety of media and subjects in the imagery, and are invited to showcase your process of engagement—that is, how you engage in research and investigation, ideation, development, and getting the word out about your work—in addition to the final product of engagement. The images could include drawings, styling, visual merchandising, product curation, fashion writing, color study work, materials investigation, 2D and 3D design development, construction, illustrations, sketches, paintings, digital media (including website development, photography, or fashion shows), and garments.

    In reviewing your portfolio, we value originality, creativity, critical thinking, articulacy about your industry or creative practice engagement, and the demonstration of a clear design aesthetic or consumer target.

  • Film and Television (BA)
    1. Write a brief, essay (approximately 250-350 words) discussing your creative process and the work you’ve submitted, whether in film, writing, visual arts, or other areas of creative endeavor. We are most interested in your ideas and gaining insights about your work and aspirations. In your essay, you may address the following topics:
      • Why was it important for you to make this work?
      • What kinds of stories do you wish to tell in your future projects?
      • Tell us about your creative process in making the work you are submitting.
      • How does your work represent issues of culture or identity that are important to you?
    2. Submit one portfolio piece (either a short film or video (five minutes maximum); a short script that can be excerpts of larger works (10 pages maximum); or 6 to 10 photographs/drawings, that provide additional perspective on your essay, either by supplementing or illustrating your reflection.
  • Fine Arts (BA)
    Submit 10-15 images of representative creative work that incorporates a variety of media and subjects. Samples may include drawings, prints, paintings, digital media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, and 3D objects. Whenever possible, it is suggested that drawing and painting work samples should demonstrate observation from life or imagination, rather than from photographs. Special emphasis should be given to work that reflects the candidate’s imagination and a consistent, original vision or independent project. Please include a brief description of materials and dimensions of your work.
  • Game Art (BA)

    Submit three to five examples of work you have created, and a document where you reflect briefly on the work you are submitting (approximately 500 words). Describe your creative process, ideas and insights about your work, and your current skills, interests, and influences. Any media not solely created by you must be credited.

    Recommended work examples:
    • 2D game characters, organic or environmental objects in 3D-view (front, side, rear) and perspective angles.
    • Images or video (JPG, PNG, AVI, MOV; no model files) of a 3D textured mesh and wireframe of one of the following:
      • biped character
      • complex prop
      • environmental object
  • Game Design (BA)

    Game Development Concentration

    Submit work you have created, and a document in which you reflect briefly on the work you are submitting (approximately 500 words). Describe your creative process, ideas and insights about your work, and your current skills, interests, and influences. Any media not created solely by you must be credited.

    Recommended work examples:
    • An original game idea that includes description of game play and either a storyboard or flowchart.
    • Images, screenshots, or video of an original game presented in the format of your choice (e.g., 2D, 3D, mobile, desktop, physical, card, etc). Scale of the game does not matter.

     

    Sound Design Concentration

    Submit examples of work you have created, and a document in which you reflect briefly on the work you are submitting (approximately 500 words). Describe your creative process, ideas and insights about your work, and your current skills, interests, and influences. Any media not created solely by you must be credited.

    Recommended work examples:

    • 10 to 15 quality recordings of sound effects with proper editing and processing applied. Each recording may be up to 10 seconds in length and should be in a common file format.
    • Any Modified Game (MOD) with original sound effects and/or music by the candidate. Each MOD may be up to one minute in length.
  • Graphic Design (BA)

    The following requirements pertain to the General, Publication Design, and Web Design concentrations within the Graphic Design BA program.

    Submit 10-15 images of representative creative work that showcase your interest and skills in design through typography, applied drawing, information design, branding identity, web graphics, packaging, advertising design, and publication design. Work submitted may include drawings, digital, web, motion graphics, and experimental design. Your work samples may represent classroom assignments as well as independent projects. Please provide a brief description of the (communication) goal of each work and include materials and dimensions.

  • Illustration (BA)
    Submit 10-15 images of your best work in a variety of media and subjects that may include drawings, prints, digital, web, and motion graphics. Work samples should represent classroom assignments as well as independent projects. Whenever possible, work samples should demonstrate drawing from life or imagination, rather than from photographs. Please be sure to include dimensions of your work and a one- to three-sentence description for each image.
  • Immersive Media (BA)

    Submit three to five examples of work you have created, and a document where you reflect briefly on the work you are submitting (approximately 500 words). Describe your creative process, ideas and insights about your own work, and current skills, interests, and influences. Any media not created solely by you must be credited.

    Recommendations for work examples:

    • If sending 360 video, please also send a YouTube or Vimeo link for viewing in a headset.
    • If sending an augmented, mixed, or virtual reality piece, please also send a video walkthru of the experience.
  • Interaction Design (BA)

    The following requirements pertain to the Graphic Design, User Experience, and Web and Mobile Development concentrations within the Interaction Design BA program.

    Submit three to five examples of work you have created, and a document in which you reflect briefly on the work you are submitting (approximately 500 words). Describe your creative process, ideas and insights about your work, and your current skills, interests, and influences. Any media not created solely by you must be credited.

    Recommended work examples:
    • Sketches, wireframes, or prototype images of a project in development that clearly show your process and work methodology.
    • Interactive online work (screenshot, URL, title, and a brief description of the work).
  • Interior Architecture (BFA)

    Submit 10-15 images of your best creative work that evidences your abilities and interest, particularly in interior spaces; please be sure to include dimensions of your work and a short description for each image. You are invited to submit past projects or images that you have collected, showing evidence of thought regarding spaces, human interactions, materials, graphics/signage, furniture, lighting, etc. If you have worked on interior projects in the past, please include images of perspectives, drawings/sketches, and examples of materials.

  • Journalism (BA)

    These requirements pertain to the Broadcast Journalism: Radio, Broadcast Journalism: Television, Magazine, and News and Features concentrations in the Journalism BA program.

    1. Write a 200- to 300-word self-assessment on why you are inspired to be a journalist.
    2. Submit copies of up to five newspaper and/or magazine clips (online or print); five yearbook stories; or a TV or radio news program or podcast episode of no longer than five minutes. We are most interested in seeing the work you’ve done as a journalist.
    3. Include a brief written assessment of the work you submitted.
  • Marketing (BA)

    The following requirements pertain to the Digital Media, Entertainment Industry, and Sports Management concentrations within the Marketing BA program.

    Submit an essay of approximately 500 words describing why you would like to study business, entrepreneurship, sports, and management practices in the arts, entertainment, and media fields.

    Please be sure to address the following:
    • Which major/area of concentration in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department appeals to you and why?
    • How will an education in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department help you to achieve your career goals?
    • How is digital technology (including social media) impacting the arts and entertainment industries? Please be sure to focus on your major or concentration.
    • Optional: Submit any additional work samples, such as business plans and/or examples of experiences, entrepreneurship, and management in the arts and entertainment fields. You may also feel free to submit a resume that illustrates your experiences.
  • Music (BA)

    Learn more about the Music program at our Virtual Town Hall on Monday, October 4. 

    1. Main Requirements

    Submit videos of two pieces of your choice (written by composers other than yourself) that best showcase your abilities in your primary performance area(s), whether this be instrument, voice, or computer. At least one of your selections should reflect the contemporary music focus of the department, which includes a wide range of popular and contemporary music genres. The two pieces should be in contrasting styles or tempos and should best represent your vocal and/or instrumental proficiency.

    Optional: In addition to your submissions as described above, you may also submit one recording or performance of original work that demonstrates your personal style and technical ability.

    2. Additional Requirements

    Singer-songwriters must also submit a recording or video performance of an original production, song, or composition.

    Composers must also present two samples of their own original compositions, demonstrating work in varying styles and/or instrumentations as well as provide a copy of scores and/or recordings (both, if possible; however, scores are encouraged). Handwritten scores and MIDI realizations are acceptable.

    Producers must also present two creative samples in varying styles and techniques, produced using any of the available software tools (for example, computer-based DAWs, such as ProTools, Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, MAX, or Supercollider).

    3. Resume and Personal Statement Requirement

    All students must submit a brief musical resume, listing experience in musical settings. This resume can include private lessons; school, church, and community ensembles; recordings; professional work; and other relevant formal or informal study and performance experiences.

    All students must also submit a brief statement (500 words maximum) in which they express their motivation for studying music at Columbia College Chicago.

  • Music Business (BA)

    These requirements pertain to the Artist Managment, Live and Touring, and Recorded Music and Publishing concentrations within the Music Busines BA progarm. 

    Submit an essay of approximately 500 words describing why you would like to study business, entrepreneurship, and management practices in the arts, entertainment, and media fields.

    Please be sure to address the following:
    • Which major/area of concentration in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department appeals to you and why?
    • How will an education in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department help you to achieve your career goals?
    • How is digital technology (including social media) impacting the arts and entertainment industries? Please be sure to focus on your major or concentration.
    • Optional: Submit any additional work samples, such as business plans and/or examples of experiences, entrepreneurship, and management in the arts and entertainment fields. You may also feel free to submit a resume that illustrates your experiences.
  • Music Technology (BS)

    The following requirements pertain to the Interactive Music Design, Sonic Arts, and Sound and Music Computing concentrations within the Music Technology BS program.

    1. Write an essay, no longer than two pages, on “Why or how did you get interested and/or involved in audio/music technology?” Don’t tell us about audio, tell us about yourself.
    2. Submit 2-3 examples of creative work, from at least two of the following categories:
    Category 1: Audio
    • A recording, video, or other documentation of audio production/post-production work. Your audio or video submission should be accompanied by a short (half-page) resonse to the following: What was your contribution to this project? Why do you think this piece best represents your work?
    • A list of live sound reinforcement or installation projects you’ve participated in, identifying and describing key challenges you faced.
    Category 2: Interactive
    • An example of interactive art and/or media. Online media and/or interactive online work may be shown via the web. Upload a screenshot, specify the URL and title, and add a brief description of the work and its relationship to interactive art and/or media.
    • An original short video or film related to interactive media (up to 10 minutes in length). 
    Category 3: Music
    • A recording or performance of original work that demonstrates your personal style and technical ability, and that highlights your use of audio/music technology. Your audio or video submission should be accompanied by a short (half-page) resonse to the following: What was your contribution to this project? Why do you think this piece best represents your work?
    • Two original music samples in varying styles and techniques, produced using any available software tools.
  • Musical Theatre (BA)

    Learn more about the Musical Theatre program at our Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, September 29. 

    Resume

    Submit a full resume of theatrical history including name of show, role played, and venue.

    Monologue
    Prepare one age-appropriate contemporary monologue from a play or musical (no television shows, movies, or dialects) no longer than 60 seconds.

    • This time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece.
    • Monologues should be filmed in a “close-up” shot, which means the top of the head to the middle of your chest should be visible in the frame.

    Songs
    Prepare two (2) contrasting pieces from the musical theatre canon.

    • One song should be a ballad and one song should be up-tempo.
    • One song should be written prior to 1970; the other should be written after 1970 and contrast the style of the first.
    • Each song file should be 60-90 seconds. This time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece.
    • Songs should be filmed in a ¾ shot, which means the top of the head to your knees should be visible in the frame.

    Dance

    Please choose only one of the two short combinations below that best fits your skill level. Make self-tape using the videos and music linked below. Wear dance attire and appropriate shoes that allow you to do your best, and make sure your entire body is in the frame.

    We have provided both YouTube and Vimeo links for the benefit of students who may live in places where one of those platforms is not accessible. The video and audio at each link is identical and you need only choose one.

     

    Optional 

    You may also include another combination that celebrates any additional style you specialize in: Hip-Hop, Tap, Acrobatics, West African, Ballroom are some examples. No barre work. Please stick to vocabulary and steps you are familiar with and can execute well. We just want to see where you are in your dance training—show us YOU through your dance. 

     

    Total running time for the dance portion of your video should be 2 minutes maximum.

  • Photography (BA)

    These requirements pertain to the Commercial, Fashion Photography, Fine Art, and Integrated Photography concentrations within the Photography BA program.

    Submit 15 photographic images of your best original work. Images should come from one or two photographic projects that demonstrate your skills and interests in photography.

  • Photojournalism (BA)
    1. Write a 200- to 300-word self-assessment on why you are inspired to be a photojournalist.
    2. Submit copies of up to five examples of your photojournalism. We are most interested in seeing the work you’ve done as a photojournalist.
    3. Include a brief written assessment of the work you submitted.
  • Programming (BA | BS)

    These requirements pertain to the Application Programming and Game Programming concentrations within the Programming BA and BS programs.

    Submit a document in which you reflect briefly on the work you are submitting (approximately 500 words), and one to three examples of applications and/or games you have created.

    Document: Describe your creative process, ideas and insights about your own work, along with current skills, interests, and influences.

    Work: We are interested in seeing excerpts of your own original code; the entire application code is not needed. Any programming language is accepted. Media in your applications/games not created solely by you must be credited. We recommend you include screenshots of the application running with excerpts of your code that you feel best reflect your programming ability. Code should be documented in comments to describe functionality and any additional information you wish us to consider.

    Recommended work examples:
    • One to three examples of applications and/or games
    • Show original code excerpts with functionality documented in comments
    • Include screenshots and/or a short video showing code running along with any additional information you would like to share (such as pseudocode, flowcharts, or other process work you used to develop your application).
  • Public Relations (BA)

    Identify what you consider to be the most effective or least effective advertising or PR campaign presently running on any platform, and explain your reasons for making your choice in an essay of 300-400 words.

  • Radio (BA)

    The following requirements pertain to the Narrative, Production, and Voiceover concentrations within the Radio BA program.

    Submit four to five creative samples of your work.

    Audio samples may include: digital audio of a feature story (news, sports or personal essay), a pubic service announcement, a commercial, play-by-play sports, a personal or institutional podcast, a promotional announcement, or other audio work. Each example should be no longer than two minutes in length. If the work is longer, include only the most significant portion(s).


    Written samples may include: public service announcements, commercials, editorials, features (news, sports or personal essay written for audio presentation), audio drama scripts, or other writing samples related to audio, podcasts, or radio.

  • Social Media and Digital Strategy (BA)

    Identify what you consider to be the role of social media (for example, by referencing Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, or Snapchat) when it's used by businesses and organizations, as opposed to when social media is used by individual people.

    Give examples and explain your reasons in an essay of 300-400 words.

  • Theatre (BA)

    The following requirements pertain to the Playwriting, Stage Management, Theatre Directing, and Theatre Studies concentrations within the Theatre BA program.

    1. Submit a full resume of theatrical history including name of show, role played, and venue.

    2. Submit any of the following examples (4-6 projects) with a written description of the process for each project, including your role in it:

    • PDFs of promptbooks or annotated scripts for plays you've directed, stage managed, or assistant directed.
    • Any original script(s) you've written or co-written, especially if produced.
    • Video clips (60 seconds max each) of theatrical productions for which you were the playwright, director, stage manager, or assistant director.

    3. Submit a short statement of goals you wish to achieve as a Theatre major. 

  • Theatre Design and Technology (BA)
    1. Submit a full resume of theatrical history including name of show, Your position on the show, and venue.
    2. Submit any of the following examples (should be limited to four to six projects) with a written description of the process for each project, including your role in that process.
    • Documentation of produced theatre productions or works in progress, either through photographs of the production or audio files
    • Examples of process for the designs, including scenic models and/or sketches, production video clips or photos, costume renderings, lighting sketches and plots, and audio files including any musical composition as well as effects and transitions, and paperwork for sound design
    • Examples of drawing, graphic, and drafting skills
    • Examples of construction skills in scenic carpentry, props, puppets, costumes, crafts, lighting, and sound
  • Undecided Students
    You may choose to submit your work under any of the major-specific guidelines listed on this page; please note you can only select one and you should follow them exactly as written.
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