Graduate Portfolio Submission Guidelines


Statement of Purpose
A one-to-two-page statement of purpose describing current academic interests, proposed area of specialization, and long-range career goals. The statement should also explain how the graduate program at Georgia State will serve those interests and goals.

A successful portfolio demonstrates creativity and commitment in a cohesive body of work. Admissions portfolios may include still images; film/video projects; musical performances/compositions; videos of acting/dance/performance.  Portfolio may include one of the following:

Still image submissions

  • Identify all materials with name and area of study. Include 20 images in either JPEG format (150 DPI, 1500 pixels on greatest dimension) or compiled into PDF or Powerpoint.
  • A list with the titles of the work, dates, media and dimensions, along with name and area of study.

Moving image/sound submissions

  • Identify all materials with name and area of study. Include no more than 6 minutes of audio-visual material.
  • Work must be accompanied by a list with the title of the work, date, full running time, and the student’s role (e.g., director, actor, etc.) in each work.
  • If an applicant wishes to include a mixture of stills, sound, written or moving images, then the materials should be divided evenly.
  • Do not send additional work. If more materials are included than requested, the committee will only view the first 20 images or first 6 minutes.  Submitting additional work is looked upon unfavorably by the committee.
  • All materials must be in the College of Arts and Science Graduate office by the January 15th deadline

    If you have any questions, please contact:

    Anthony Craig Drennen,  Graduate Director
    Georgia State University
    Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design