This will take you through the application process for a graduate degree in Production Design and make sure you know how it works from start to finish.
» Production Design Graduate Application
+ - Overview
In order to apply to the Production Design graduate program, you must submit the required application materials, as well as a Creative Supplement. The application will go live in July, and more instructions on the application process will be updated on our website soon.
- Statement of Intent
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Creative Supplement*
Other Required Materials:
- Official copy of your undergraduate transcript from your degree granting institution
- GRE (if GPA from undergraduate program is below a 3.0
*More information on how to submit the Creative Supplement will be updated in July, but you can review the required documents for this year in the next tab.
No additional information should be sent to Dodge College or the Office of Admissions outside of what is required on the application. Any outside work sent to either office will not be reviewed as part of the admission process.
+ - Creative Supplement Requirements
Please note that you may only submit Creative Supplement materials for your 1st choice major selected on the application. No other materials will be reviewed as part of the application process.
The requirements below are for students applying for Fall 2017
1. Creative Resume
Upload a one(1) to two (2) page list of activities that demonstrates your creative or scholarly potential in your area of chosen specialization focusing on creative accomplishments. Include in this list specific items that you could submit, if requested, to Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Each listing should include a brief description of the work and your role in its creation.
Example of Portfolio listing (use this format):
Title: Roger's Car
16 minutes, Video 2005. Valley College
Log line: Unusual circumstance allows a sixteen-year-old to get his first car. I wrote this story for a creative writing class and produced the film with the help of my friends.
2. Production Design Essay
In no more than two (2) pages, please answer the following prompt: Why do you want pursue a graduate degree in production design? What do you hope to get out of the program? What are your expectations for the program?3. Design Portfolio
Production Design applicants are required to submit a design portfolio which may include architectural designs, art work, illustrations, paintings, sketches, photographs, stage designs, industrial designs, graphic designs or any other creative piece or medium that express what you have done. Up to 15 items may be uploaded.
+ - Deadline
All application and supplemental materials must submitted electronically by the deadline below. Late applicants will be reviewed on a space available basis.
Graduate Deadline:December 1, 2016
*Please note: In order to be considered for a Fellowship you must apply by the December 1st deadline. We do not accept applicants for the spring semester.
+ - Notification
Notifications will go out starting in mid-March, and will continue through May.
+ - Official Copy of Degree Granting Undergraduate Transcript
You also need to send in an official copy of your degree granting undergraduate transcript. This should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admission
1 University Drive Orange, CA 92866.
+ - International Applicants
Additional documentation is required for international students. Please visit the Office of Admissions for more information
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