What comes to mind when you think of a portfolio? Your CCAD portfolio can feature an array of creative work, be it traditional, a little out of the ordinary or even way outside the box. Maybe you’ve taken cool photos and made inspired videos with your smartphone. Perhaps you worked on an inventive science project. Rebuilt a car engine. Created and managed a blog. Written short stories, poems or essays. Whatever you’ve done that exemplifies the scope of your imagination, it can be used to build your portfolio.
In fact, at CCAD, we like to see anything that shows us what inspires you, how you think about a project and how you use your creative mind to solve problems. This is what every professional artist and designer does every day. So, submit any type of work, regardless of what major you’re interested in, as long as it demonstrates a connection between your interests and our majors — and, specifically, your potential to thrive as a student at CCAD.
CCAD portfolio guidelines
We'd love to see your best work. Just show us your favorites and try to maintain consistent quality. Sometimes, as they say, less is more. When you’ve created your portfolio, please submit it with our SlideRoom application portal (via the online application). Your CCAD portfolio should be 8-15 pieces.
When you’re considering what to include, ask yourself:
- What am I most passionate about?
- What is my best work?
- What defines me as a creative person?
- What is original about this work?
- Is this a novel idea?