BAGD Design Portfolio

Required for: BA in Game Design applicants only.

Description: Applicants to the BA in Game Design program are required to submit a portfolio that displays previously created works and the process used to create them. This work may be in any medium or platform and is not limited to games. Sample work might include artwork, board or video game content, costuming, musical performance, poetry or prose, or other created works.

  1. A written essay for each of the three works. Essays must include:
    • One paragraph describing the work.
    • One paragraph describing the applicant's role in creating the work. (Classwork is permitted. Team projects are permitted as long as sufficient detail on the applicant's specific contributions is provided.)
    • One or more paragraphs describing the applicant's process for making the work; this should also explain the reasons behind design choices.
  2. Up to three additional digital files per work. These digital files may include the work itself or other media representative of the work. Documents, images, and audio files are all appropriate. Web links and executable files will not be accepted.

Please note that the portfolio will be reviewed and scored based solely on the documentation about the work and process, not on the quality of the work itself or any external content. Students are encouraged to display a diverse portfolio demonstrating their process across a variety of different media. For portfolio submission guidelines, please see section below.

Guidelines for BA in Game Design Portfolio Submission

Submit the portfolio via Slideroom. Slideroom requires a $10 fee to upload portfolios; however, this fee may be waived for students who demonstrate financial need through an SAT fee-waiver program or participation in a similar need-based program. Please note Slideroom can accept the following file types/sizes: Images (5MB max.) .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tif, .tiff, .bmp, .tga, Videos (60MB max.) .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .asf, .mpeg, .mpg, .mkv, and Documents (10MB max.) .pdf.

What Should I Include In My Portfolio?

For help answering this common question, see our video below with Program Director Jeremy Holcomb.