Your portfolio should contain samples of your original work that demonstrate a wide range of ideas and competency with different media and tools. In addition to the types of work listed below, a sketchbook or concept/idea book is required. At least one piece in your portfolio should include an example of word(s) and image(s) that communicate a message. Knowledge of computer software is an asset but not required. Typically, an applicant’s portfolio contains their best work from at least 3 of the following areas: Areas 1 to 5 are highly recommended for inclusion in the portfolio. Two-dimensional design work e.g. designs for posters, logos, letterheads, book/magazine covers and interior page spreads, CD/DVD inserts. Typography e.g. poetry or words using an expressive font or page layout, typeface designs, expressive lettering, projects with text settings designed for clear communication. Drawings and experiments with typographic form. Interactive media e.g. web site design and/or other interactive work. Motion graphics e.g. video or animation using images and typography. Short pieces with a strong message are preferred. Sketchbook or concept/idea book e.g. studies and examples of your media/tools experiments, process explorations. Your sketchbook or idea/concept book should contain “notational drawings,” i.e. quick line drawings done to explore layouts and visual concepts. Drawing & Illustration e.g. direct observational drawings are preferred (not drawn from photographs). Imaginative drawing is also welcome. It is good to demonstrate the use of a wide variety of media (pen & ink, charcoal, pastel, coloured pencil, marker pen, collage, digital drawings). Photography e.g. B&W prints, colour prints, hand-tinted prints, digitally manipulated. Painting e.g. representative and/or non-representative in oil, acrylic, watercolour, gouache. 3D Design/Sculpture e.g. scale models from plan drawings, craft and fibre experiments.

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Brooke is a third year theater student in the Devised Theater and Playwriting streams. She is also pursuing a double major in psychology. “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the things we need most in the world.” ― Philip Pullman