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Virtual Portfolio Open House

Looking to apply to the BADAS program this year? The Digital Worlds Institute provides a semesterly Portfolio Open House event for prospective students to learn more about the application process and get their portfolio reviewed by faculty, student ambassadors, and staff. Digital Worlds requires a portfolio representing foundational cross-disciplinary skills across three primary areas, digital design, time-based media, and interactive media and coding. Learn more about the BADAS Portfolio Requirements

How Does the Event Work?

This semester, the Open House event will be virtual. Between 11 am and 1 pm, there will be a "Home-Room" style zoom meeting that will serve as a waiting room between review sessions with faculty. Participants are able to join and leave this meeting as they please. In Home-Room, staff and student ambassadors will present about admissions/portfolio requirements and answer questions. Simultaneously, the reviewers will have separately scheduled zoom meetings (signup below) with participants one-on-one. Throughout the event, participants will jump between Home-Room and portfolio review sessions. 

How to Sign Up?

  • Complete this REGISTRATION FORM 
  • Review the biographies of the reviewers below.
  • Sign up to meet up with TWO reviewers.
  • One-to-one time with reviewers is limited to 10 minutes, so be prepared to present your portfolio and receive feedback within this time constraint.

How To Prepare?

  • Present 5 to 7 of your best portfolio pieces.
  • Have your pieces prepared for screen sharing.
  • Your portfolio doesn't have to be perfect; just bring your best work and be prepared to talk about your thought process.
  • Be prepared and be mindful of how you present yourself and your work.
  • Come with an open mind.

Home-Room

Between 11 AM - 1 PM, Home-Room will serve as a waiting room between review sessions with faculty. Digital Worlds staff and student ambassadors will present about admissions/portfolio requirements and answer questions.

Home-Room Zoom Link - JOIN HERE


Reviewers


Darius Brown - Join Link
Lecturer in Digital Arts & Sciences
Digital Media, Cinematography, Photography, Graphic Design, Audio Design, 2D Animation

Chelsea Cantrell - Join Link
Lecturer in Digital Arts & Sciences
Visual Story Development, 2D Animation, Illustration, Storyboarding

Nick Heitzman - Join Link
Lecturer in Digital Arts & Sciences
Game Art Development and Implementation, Game Pipeline and Process

Aaron Karlson - Join Link
Lecturer in Digital Arts & Sciences
3D Digital Animation Techniques, 3D Modeling, 3D Character Animation

Markus Santoso - Join Link
Assistant Professor in Digital Arts & Sciences
Game Programming, AR/VR, Wearable Technologies, UX/UI

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