Graduate Students

Application Materials


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

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.


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 as well.

Application Fee


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.

Proof of English Proficiency

If you are an international student from a country where English is not the primary language, you must summit 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.


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International students, click here for more information.