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Virtual Portfolio Open House

Looking to apply to the BADAS program next 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 Virtual Event Work?

This semester, the Open House event will be virtual. Between 2 pm and 4 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?

  • 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.
  • REGISTRATION LINK HERE 

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 2 PM - 4 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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