Portfolio Submission Instructions

Step 1: Registration

To submit a portfolio students must register and set up an account on Slideroom.

Step 2: Selecting Work

Your portfolio must include 13 – 16 examples of your creative work and be comprised of the following:

  • A completed Design Project consisting of 3 process images and a finished piece for a total of four. A Writing Sample – You are to evaluate your Design Project in a written document (approximately 400 to 500 words in length). Within this sample you are asked to demonstrate your critical thinking skills regarding your work, process, design choices and your ability to address the assignment in a notable way. Refer to the Digital Design Portfolio Rubric on the Evaluation Process page for requirements, guidance, and criteria.
  • 3 examples from FINE 1400 2D Design (transfer students may submit examples of 2D design from another 2D design course)
  • 2 examples from FINE 2405 Intro to Digital Design (transfer students may submit Photoshop/Illustrator work from other sources). If you were assigned the Design Project in Intro, it can be considered one of the examples from this class
  • 2 examples from FINE 2415 Typography (transfer students may submit typographic work from other sources)
  • 2 to 5 additional creative works. They can be your original design, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, painting, video (no longer then 2 minutes in length), etc. All pieces will need to be in digital format. Refer to the Digital Design Portfolio Rubric and the Evaluation Process page for requirements, guidance, and criteria.

Step 3: Portfolio Submission

Properly prepared application submissions must up uploaded to Slideroom by the Application Deadline. Late submissions due to technical difficulties on the part of the applicant will NOT be accepted.

Technical Issues

If you have technical issues or questions you can find detailed information regarding the submission process here. You can also contact Slideroom directly by emailing them at Email Support.


Notices will be emailed as soon as faculty have reviewed all applications and made their determinations, usually within 2 weeks from the Application Deadline.

Important Notes

  • All submitted creative works must include a brief explanation of the assignment (if it was for a class), concept and creative process behind each piece.
  • Include notes about imagery used, if it was original, and if not, where it was sourced.
  • Work should be selected with an emphasis on conceptual and creative solutions. Choose work that best demonstrates your ability to be successful in the Digital Design program. Refer to the Evaluation Process page for requirements and evaluation criteria under the Evaluation section.
  • In the case of related pieces (such as a series of image), students should combine all images into a single image that contains the series.
  • Faculty are available to help in the selection of work. Feel free to make an appointment with any Digital Design faculty to discuss your portfolio submissions.