The review committee looks for quality of visual work in the portfolio. Quality is more important than any other consideration. The reviewers are interested in your ability to use color and visualize three-dimensional form and space. Any medium or combination of media is acceptable: drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, architecture, modeling, or work in time-based arts. Preference is not given to digitally created works. Work done in traditional media often provides better insights into the artist’s skills and maturity.
The reviewers are also interested in a conceptual basis for works or a body of work. For this reason, it may be appropriate to compose a portfolio determined primarily by consistency of ideas represented. Likewise, it may be appropriate for those with a technical background to include work which demonstrates their approach to visual problem-solving.
Visual Portfolios may be submitted in the following formats only:
Website: Only the best work is should be posted along with descriptions.
Time-based works (maximum total length three minutes) may be submitted on DVD (region 0 or 1). A brief written description of the works submitted is required.
Note: Do not submit two-dimensional works (painting, drawings, photos, etc.) on video DVD! Video image quality is not adequate to carefully evaluate such work.
Should be created with the following folders/directories as appropriate (a separate folder/directory for each file type): /html, /images, /mov, /avi, /swf, /pdf. Images should be limited to the following types: gif, jpg, bmp and/or tif. A brief written description of the works submitted is required. If you want to create a HTML presentation of the
work submitted, create it in the top level directory.
Please give credit to collaborators and software used in addition to any other aspect of the work not entirely created by your own hand (e.g. music credits, use of Poser output, etc.) Please make your portfolio submission is complete and easy to handle. The review committee is concerned with the time required to review your work. If the process is efficient, you will make a more favorable impression.
Do not send original art work!
Portfolio items will NOT be returned unless arrangements are made for them to be picked up or a self-addressed stamped envelope, with sufficient postage, is included with the portfolio. In no case will portfolio material be stored for more than one year.
Portfolios should be mailed to:
Visualization Graduate Programs
C108 Langford Center
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3137