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Multimedia Portfolio for MVS Applications


Applicants will need to submit a Multimedia Portfolio on the Online Admissions Application. This should include samples of artistic or curatorial work and could include any or all of the following:

  • Exhibitions, Installations & Online Projects.
  • Video & Performance artworks (including film artworks on video only).
  • Print materials (Curatorial Studies applicants)


  1. Exhibitions, Installations & Online Projects.

    Documentation of exhibitions and installations are best demonstrated through several still images, not video documentation.
    Online projects should also be documented with Still Images; you may submit a URL to the project(s) as well. Provide URL link(s) in the Explanatory Sheet.

    Submission method:
    Online through the Online Admissions Application.

    File type:
    Adobe PDF file.

    File size:
    100 MB maximum or less, total PDF file size.

    File format:
    One (1) single PDF file.
    Each page of the PDF will be viewed separately.

    Image limit:
    20 maximum.

    Portfolio format:
    Portrait, landscape, and neutral (square) orientations are all acceptable.

    Viewing environment:
    Review of portfolios will take place on computer screens and monitors (aspect ratio 16:10), with different display specifications.
    The maximum pixel resolution per page or spread is 3840 x 2160.


  2. Video & Performance artworks (including film artworks on video only).
    Include documentation of installation as an image if applicable (included in the 20 image limit above).

    Submission method:
    Provide URL link(s) in Explanatory Sheet to vimeo or youtube.

    Maximum length: 
    10 minutes total footage of all work (excerpts of completed works are accepted, either edited excerpts or full works with dictated timecode of excerpt)

    Viewing environment:
    Review of videos will take place on monitors (aspect ratio 16:10), with different display specifications.


  3. Print materials
    Include Still Images of print materials in the online submission if possible (included in the 20 image limit above)

    Curatorial Studies Applicants are encouraged to include printed catalogues and pamphlets that demonstrate a curatorial project. Please note hard copies of printed materials will not be returned.

Explanatory Sheet

An Explanatory Sheet with full details of all documentation is also required and must be submitted electronically through the Online Admissions Application as a single PDF file. This sheet will be the guide for the committee to look at your online portfolio.  This should include:

  • Title of works, media of original work; form of documentation; year of production of original work, dimensions and/or materials (if appropriate) of original work;
  • In the case of performance or site-specific installation, notes on the location or specific context for the creation and presentation of the work;
  • For curatorial projects please include the “Title of the Exhibition” in addition to the individual works you are showing.  Wide installation images of the overall exhibition are considered the best form of presentation, rather than images that focus on individual works.

The images listed on the Explanatory Sheet should follow the same order of the PDF submission for clear understanding. All video links should appear on the Explanatory Sheet. You may include links to private videos on Vimeo, but please include the password with the URL. Once your PDF is created, please double check your URL(s) to make sure they work and open to the correct video.