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Graduate Portfolio


Submission of a PDF of your statement of purpose and an art portfolio is required for admission to all CVPA graduate programs.

Faculty members recognize that a portfolio is not a precise measure of potential, and that applicants come to the college with varying experiences of previous art instruction.

Graduate portfolio submission specifications

A graduate portfolio consists of 20 pieces of original art. As a whole, it should provide a clear representation of your processes of thinking, implementation of concepts, and studio production. Your artwork should support your purpose in beginning graduate studies in CVPA. For the Admissions Committee, the portfolio is the equivalent of the entrance examinations that other academic areas often require.

Applicants may submit their portfolio online via SlideRoom.

These are the kinds of files we accept in the portfolio:

  • Images (jpg, gif, png) up to 5 MB each
  • Videos (flv, wmv, mov, mp4) up to 60 MB each
  • Audio (mp3) up to 30 MB each
  • Documents (pdf) up to 10 MB each

Advice & support

If you cannot submit a portfolio via SlideRoom, contact Graduate Admissions to make other arrangements. No hard copy submissions will be kept on file or returned.

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