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Applying to CCS doesn’t have to be an intimidating process. We want to see what you’re passionate about and our admissions counselors are available to chat about your work. Below are guidelines for what to include in your portfolio and examples of high school student portfolios.
The art work submitted in the application should demonstrate original thinking and should be a reflection of yourself and how you view the world. Edit your work. Quality is more important than quantity. Work completed within the last two years is usually the strongest.
Minimum pieces of original artwork.
Minimum pieces of original work. Once you have been admitted, additional work may be requested for our consideration and placement of transfer credit.
Minimum pieces of original work following the guidelines provided.
Requirements by Program
Please do not include drawings of existing or famous characters anime or cartoon or game characters. Create original characters instead
If you are submitting a sketch, be sure that the sketch is a strong representation of your skill and ideas, and has a strong composition, movement, line quality, etc.
Don’t shoot all your photographs in one day or one session to create all the pieces for your portfolio; instead, show us how you use photography over time to document a unique perspective of the world around you
When recording and editing sound, double-check your volume levels
Supplemental written-word creative work can be submitted but it will not
complete the visual art portfolio requirements detailed above
If you are going to link to a Google folder to share your work, make certain the Share Setting is “Anyone with the link” can view it since we have a team of people who may need to access it
Having trouble coming up with some ideas to create more work in your portfolio?
Check out these suggested assignments to get started!
Unsure of where you stand with your portfolio?
Show us your work and get constructive feedback.