Mail-in requirements

The following requirements are only for applicants that have been selected to complete the interview process by mail-in.

Mail-in requirements

  1. Submit a portfolio that contains a variety of examples of your creative work. A general discussion of portfolio expectations can be found here. The portfolio should reflect your personal creative or design ideas and fully represent the breadth and depth of your work. While there is no page limit or piece limit for your portfolio, depending on the nature of the work, including between 10 and 20 pieces would be appropriate. You must submit your work in a bound portfolio. Original work or digital images are both acceptable. Original work that cannot be easily incorporated into the bound portfolio can be submitted separately, but an image of the work must be included in the bound portfolio. You will need to carefully consider how you present your work given that you will not be able to explain it to us in person. Include a brief description with each work, including title, date, media, etc. The design and format of the portfolio should be kept simple so that it can properly illustrate the works within, without obscuring or overpowering them. The work in your portfolio must be your own. Collaborative work must be properly credited. Submission of work that is not your own will result in the dismissal of your application.
     
  2. Provide a 500-word written statement that discusses the intentions and motivations of the work in your portfolio. Include this statement at the beginning of your bound portfolio.
     
  3. Submit a digital video file of yourself discussing your work. There is a strict seven minute maximum time limit for this video. You must appear and speak on camera. Briefly introduce yourself. Please show and discuss three examples from your portfolio. Files should be standard formats (.mpg .avi or .mov), submitted on a flash drive. Please test your file to ensure that it is readable prior to submission.
     
  4. Select a building or public space from your community which you find to be of interest for either its architectural, social or cultural value. Using any combination of drawings, photography and/or text, attempt to convey your understanding of, and appreciation for, its qualities and attributes. Include this document at the end of your bound portfolio.

    Please be sure that your name is on each item submitted. We will return your portfolio to you once the Admissions Committee has reviewed it. You must however enclose sufficient postage for the return of your portfolio or the portfolio will be discarded.
     
  5. In addition, you must also arrange a proctor (at your own expense, if necessary) to supervise the writing of your English précis test. Please provide Donna Woolcott with the name, mailing address, email address, and fax number of your proctor so that we may forward the test. Your proctor must submit the completed précis directly to Donna no later than April 13, 2017. A suitable proctor would be a teacher, guidance counselor, or an official at an educational institution.