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Prospective students are invited to submit their portfolio between
Monday, March 3 and Monday, March 10, 2014.
(From 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Monday through Friday)
Students wishing to be admitted to the School of Art must submit a portfolio of their work in addition to an Application for Undergraduate Studies. This requirement includes students applying for direct entry into the BFA Program and the Diploma in Art Program, as well as students transferring into the program from University 1 or another faculty.
Portfolios will be assessed by a panel of faculty. You will be notified by mail by April 15 as to whether your portfolio was accepted.
YOUR PORTFOLIO SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO:
Portfolio Selection Committee
School of Art
180 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2
Call us at 204.474.9367
or 1.800.432.1960, ext. 9367 (Toll free in North America)
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Your submission must be complete for review. Please include all of the following items or your submission may not be considered.
2014 Portfolio Requirements (pdf)
1. WRITTEN STATEMENT
Complete a written statement answering the following questionnaire. Please limit your answers to 50 words for each question. (Print this questionnaire and include it along with your artwork or digital submission.)
- Why do you want to study at the School of Art?
- Tell us about an experience that inspired you to pursue studies in art.
- What will you gain through studying at the School of Art.
- Which piece in your portfolio is your favourite? Why so?
- List your education, volunteer service, and work experiences.
2. PORTFOLIO INVENTORY LISTMake a "Portfolio Inventory List" identifying works included in your portfolio. (Number each work and the corresponding list. For each item include title, media, size and date.) Print this list for inclusion with your submission.
3. PORTFOLIO FORMAT (Choose OPTION A or B)
Submit your portfolio in one of the two following forms:
OPTION A: Flat Cardboard Portfolio
- 36" x 30" (92 cm x 76 cm) maximum
- Clearly print your name on the portfolio and tie or tape the portfolio closed. Number each item (discreetly on the back) as it corresponds to your inventory list
- Do not roll work.
- Work that is too fragile, valuable, large or temporal to be included in your portfolio may be documented as either still photos or video. (This may include copies of journal pages, 3D, or temporary installation works. If needed, you may include a close-up detail image of complex works or a second angle of a three-dimensional piece.) Video excerpts should be no longer than 2 minutes total running length (CD-R or DVD; see guidelines opposite)OPTION B: Digital Portfolio
- On standard CDR or DVD disc (MAC and PC compatible. Please test your disk to insure it works on both platforms.)
- Clearly print your name on the disc and case (Do not use labels on the media.)
- Do not submit images in slideshow program formats such as PowerPoint or Keynote.
- Submit only clear, good quality still images in JPEG format not to exceed 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 ppi.
- Submit video files in MPEG format. Video excerpts should be no longer than 2 minutes total running length.
- Submit audio files in MP3 format.
4. PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION FORMPrint 2 copies of the 2014 Portfolio Submission Form (pdf); attach one copy to the portfolio, and hand the second copy in to staff at the School of Art Office.
A portfolio typically includes a selection of work completed within the past two years (10-15 artworks, maximum 20) that has examples selected from the following:
- journals, sketchbooks or notebooks
- drawing, painting, printmaking (2D)
- collage or mixed media (2D or 3D)
- sculpture, installation or assemblage (3D)
- photographic work
- ceramics, glass, metal work, textiles
- time-based work: animation, video, audio art, web sites, performance art
- scripts, storyboards, creative writing, book media
There is no perfect portfolio or written submission. Each portfolio is unique and demonstrates the strengths of its maker.
- Do choose work for the portfolio that shows a diverse range of media and materials, subjects, and techniques that are exciting to you and represent your responses to art materials and ideas, either traditional or experimental. It should reflect the range of your interests, skills and use of media forms. Indicate whether each work in the portfolio was done as a classroom assignment or self-directed (done by you independently). Ideally, you have included an even balance of each type.
- Do include drawing or painting from direct observation.
- Do include drawings of figurative or landscape subjects, in wet and dry materials.
- Do include recently completed works (from the past two years).
- Do choose a wide range of work that may include 2D, 3D, as well as idea-based or materials explorations, experimental form, craft, media, problem-solving notes/ideas, etc.
DON'TDon't include work that is copied from other artists' work or directly from photographs.