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Master of Fine Arts application materials

Portfolio

Pick 20 examples of your best work, three time-based works, or some combination of the two. You should submit your portfolio entirely as digital files through ccad.slideroom.com.

 

Project proposal

PDF format, please.

Please describe the first project you would like to undertake in your first semester. Although we request that your answers be in written format, we also like to see supporting visual materials.

Here’s what we need to see:

  • A short narrative about the work or research has led you to this interest, including visual documentation of your own or others’ work that has influenced this proposal.
  • An explanation of the historical, critical or cultural contexts for and influences on your proposal.
  • A description of the media and methodology that your project will involve.
  • A description of the resources (facilities and instruction) that you anticipate you’ll need, including what CCAD can offer you to complete your project.

Be clear and specific. Your project proposal is judged not only on its creativity and originality, but also on its clarity, organization and presentation. Remember, you only have one semester to complete this initial project. So keep feasibility and scope in mind.

 

Resume/CV

PDF format.

 

Letters of recommendation

Three letters of recommendations from faculty, guidance counselors, professional artists, employers or other adults not related to you. You should submit this through ccad.slideroom.com as well.

Application fee

$65.

 

College transcripts

3.00 minimum GPA

 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Financing your education doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Complete your FAFSA, send us the information and CCAD will use this to figure out a package that works for you.

 

International students: proof of English proficiency

If you are an international student from a country where English is not the primary language, you must submit proof of your English proficiency. A minimum score of TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 is required. You should request your score through the test center; you can submit it via postal mail. CCAD’s code for TOEFL results is 1085.

 

Important dates to remember

Priority Scholarship Application Deadline: February 1 for Fall Semester.

Rolling Application Deadline: We continue to accept applications on a rolling basis. To ensure space and scholarships are still available, we encourage you to complete your application as early as possible.

 

Have a question? Contact us at 614.222.3249 or gradadmissions@ccad.edu.

International students, click here for more information.


 

Master of Design application materials

Portfolio/evidence of creative experience

Please describe 3 work, educational, or personal projects that you feel are relevant to the Master of Design program. Please include in your discussion:

  • A brief description of the project and why you did it, i.e. work, educational, personal.
  • What challenges did you face with this project?
  • What kind of process did you use; how did you approach the project?
  • An explanation of the results and the nature and scope of your contribution to them.
  • What did you learn from this project?
  • Describe your collaborative or team experience

Please submit this as a PDF document through ccad.slideroom.com.

  • You are encouraged to include 3-20 visuals if applicable in the PDF or submitted as media files in SlideRoom*

*Visuals may include 2D/3D work, digital and time-based work, marketing or promotional materials, websites, business plans or presentations, technical, engineering or architectural images, or other documentation. Applicants submitting time-based work in excess of 15 minutes should submit a cued-up sample video along with the full-length work.

In all cases the portfolio should demonstrate critical thinking, problem and concept exploration, and proposed solutions.

 

Statement of intent

Briefly describe your reasons for applying to this program and what you hope to accomplish. Summarize the educational and work experiences that might be relevant to your study at CCAD. Finally, discuss your ambitions for after graduation. You can submit the statement of intent as a written document (max 2 pages) or a 2-3 minutes video.

 

Resume/CV

PDF format.

 

Letters of recommendation

Three letters of recommendations from faculty, professionals, designers, employers or other adults not related to you. You should submit this through ccad.slideroom.com as well.

Application fee

$65.

 

College transcripts

3.00 minimum GPA

 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Financing your education doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Complete your FAFSA, send us the information and CCAD will use this to figure out a package that works for you.

 

International students: proof of English proficiency

If you are an international student from a country where English is not the primary language, you must submit proof of your English proficiency. A minimum score of TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 is required. You should request your score through the test center; you can submit it via postal mail. CCAD’s code for TOEFL results is 1085.

 

Important dates to remember

Priority Scholarship Application Deadline: March 15 for Fall Semester

Rolling Application Deadline: We continue to accept applications on a rolling basis. To ensure space and scholarships are still available, we encourage you to complete your application as early as possible.