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Please upload the following:
Design applicants must upload a small representative portfolio of CDs, DATs, CD ROMS with your application. Upload at https://gradapply.ucsd.edu.
Official transcripts or official copies of academic records from all post-secondary institutions attended
A minimum of three letters of recommendation (Waiver of Access to Letters of Recommendation and Letter of Recommendation Form at https://gradapply.ucsd.edu). Preference is for online letters of recommendation. For the online letter of recommendation process, you must provide the email address of each recommender.
Statement of purpose. Upload at https://gradapply.ucsd.edu..
Your design portfolio is the most important part of your application to the Design program. It is a measure of your ability to communicate design ideas through visual and aural material, to work with space, color, sound, and form, and the use of research materials. It should document the growth of your work over time, and should include your own work from the last few years. Please do not include examples of work you assisted on, UNLESS the work shown is actually your own.
We would like to see research, work-in-progress, and finished work. This helps us assess your design process. For fully executed scenic designs please include ground plans and production photos/slides. Costume design sketches should be swatched where possible, and include production photos/slides for fully realized shows. Light Plots, either hand drawn or computer generated, should include paperwork and production photos/slides where available. Sound design system configurations, either hand drawn or computer generated, should include equipment list, sound plots, and clearly marked cue sheets. Sound and music samples can be submitted in CD, DAT, ADAT, score, or computer readable multi-channel audio file formats. Any Rendering or Drawing class example sketches should also be included, as well as photos/slides or examples of any artwork, in any medium, that expresses your individual artistic aesthetic.
These materials should be uploaded at http://gradapply.ucsd.edu or sent to the following address:
Theatre and Dance
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0344
are available in February and March for applicants to see the school
and to show their full portfolio in person at an interview at UCSD.
Other locations may be offered as situations allow, but cannot be
guaranteed. Please contact the UCSD Department of Theatre &
Dance for more up-to-date information.
All design students are encouraged to apply early. Once your application
materials have been received and reviewed, you will be contacted
by email or phone to set up an interview appointment with the appropriate
member of the design faculty. If you have any other questions, please
contact Marybeth Ward at the Department of
Theatre & Dance, telephone 858-534-1046 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about
the application process or about the materials required of you, please
contact the Graduate Coordinator at (858) 534-1046 or by e-mail
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