Portfolio Requirements

Please bring a physical portfolio of your work to your scheduled interview with the School of Design & Production. (The digital submission of a portfolio, part of the UNCSA standard application, does not replace the physical portfolio.)

Requirements below include specific examples for each concentration.

Costume Design, Costume Technology
Renderings or costume sketches, photographs or slides of produced costumes, millinery, accessories, demonstrations of patterning, tailoring skills; figure-drawing; work in watercolors, acrylic, ink, etc.

Production and Project Management
Candidates should include drawings, budgets, schedules, organizational paperwork that accurately represents your professional work and/or classwork up to the current time. Include any work or description of shows and/or projects where you had control of a segment of, or the entire, production timeline.

Scene Design
Design candidates should include sketchbooks and preliminary sketches (we are interested in your process), renderings, models or photographs of models, drawings, photographs of realized designs and their related materials-drafting, paint elevations, prop drawings, and other non-theatrical artwork demonstrating your visual expression and the exploration of ideas.

Scenic Art
Scenic Artist candidates should include sketchbooks, drawings, paintings, production shots of your work, renderings, sculpture, designs, paint elevations, examples of soft good skills and other non-theatrical artwork.

Stage Properties
Stage Properties candidates should include: sketchbooks, drafting, prop drawings, examples of your painting, scene painting, renderings or designs, woodworking skills or construction, metalworking, mold making, sculpture, soft good skills: sewing or upholstery, as well as items you have built: furniture, masks, puppets, costumes, craft pieces, and examples of craftsmanship.

Sound Design
System design draftings, photos, audio examples used in productions, any documentation supporting script analysis and sound design for productions. Examples of any creative work.

Stage Automation
Mechanical designs, draftings, structural designs, technical drawings, production work, and examples of computer or programming work.

Technical Direction
Draftings, technical drawings, production photographs, construction detail photographs (if available), any documentation supporting your organizational and technical skills, and some examples of the quality of your craftsmanship.

Wig & Makeup Design
Renderings; makeup designs; portraits; photographs of realized makeups and/or hairstyle designs; photographs of hairpieces or wigs constructed; examples of costuming, masks constructed, or millinery.

Christina Tyler
Design & Production Admissions Counselor

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