The portfolio should demonstrate an applicant’s general ability in the visual arts and highlight any special interests. To be most meaningful, a good portfolio should be comprised of relatively recent work.
Portfolios will be reviewed by an admissions professional and by a faculty member from the department in which they plan to major.
Applicants have to submit their portfolios via the SlideRoom digital platform.
A free virtual workshop given by members of the CHAVÓN faculty where, after completing the activities and academic content, the applicant will be able to obtain admission to our institution. If the applicant completes this workshop the applicant does not need to submit portfolio and/or CHAVÓN Challenge.
The portfolio must include a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 pieces. Although it should show a range of media, the portfolio can feature drawings, paintings, photographs, films, craft items, sketchbooks and/or designs. It may be completed independently, in school or in other instructional settings.
Film applicants may submit a portfolio as described above for Fine Arts and other majors; or they may present audiovisual works, short films or animations in which they had a significant production or creative role. For the in-person interview these should be submitted in high resolution to a USB drive that is compatible with Mac OS. If an interview is not possible, the files may be sent online to the Office of Admissions, as attachments or links via WeTransfer.com, or as a link to Vimeo with a password that expires in no sooner than six months.
Two-page letter of intent stating reasons why applicant wants to be a filmmaker.
One-page essay stating favorite movie and why.
Fashion Marketing and Communications majors are not required to submit a portfolio, but must complete The CHAVÓN Challenge.
To be submitted simultaneously with the portfolio.
The CHAVÓN Challenge is required of all applicants, except Film. It provides an additional insight into an applicant’s creative and technical abilities as well as his/her approach to the chosen major.
All Applicants (Except Film and Fashion Marketing & Communications)
Create an urban streetscape or a rural landscape as a collage, made from either colored paper, torn pages from magazines, other printed materials, or a combination of both. If you wish to use a different two-dimensional material that you think would work as well or better, feel free to do so.
(You may find inspiration here): Inspiration
Choose the assignment below that corresponds to your proposed major:
(If your major is undecided, chose the one that appeals to you most at the present time.)
(“Capsule” refers to a collection that contains varying essential and commercial pieces that do not go out of style with the main objective of being practical. It must contain pants, skirts, dresses, blouses, shirts, coats, jackets to be complemented with pieces of the season).
The outfits can be of the following categories:
This career does NOT request a portfolio – just chavon challenge.
1. CHAVÓN CHALLENGE
RULES FOR PRESENTATION:
2. You must submit via SlideRoom a letter explaining the reasons why you want to study The Interior and Product Design Associates Degree. On a separate page, you must explain who your favorite Interior and/or product designer is and why.
Neither a portfolio nor section one of The CHAVÓN Challenge is required, but you must complete the following requirements.
Merchandising & Product Retail: Development of a pop-up store with a promotional character in response to seasonality.
STYLIST: Fashion editorial development addressing the preproduction, production and postproduction process
FASHION JOURNALIST: Development of interview with local or international emerging designer
Diagram the interview including brief biography and photography
Film majors are not required to submit The CHAVÓN Challenge. Applicants to this program will be evaluated on the basis of their academic records, interview, portfolio, letter of intent and essay.