UCLA Animation Workshop | Applying
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Applying

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Portfolio / Storyboard Submissions

 

To apply to the UCLA TFT Animation MFA, go to: http://www.tft.ucla.edu/programs/film-tv-digital-media-department/graduate-degrees/animation-mfa/

 

UCLA Animation Workshop PORTFOLIO SPECS

 

Portfolio exhibits may include a variety of work; please limit quantity – instead, send a strong representative sampling that best exemplifies you as an artist.

 

Portfolio submission guidelines:

 

  • Portfolio pages should be no larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches
  • Submit reproductions; do not send original work
  • If any submission materials include a joint project, list your role/credits
  • Don’t be redundant; if you submit drawings in a paper portfolio, don’t include on a DVD (we prefer to view on paper)
  • Anything on DVD must be a playable DVD; test the disc on DVD players, and on OS-X computers
  • Do not send over-sized work
  • Label all materials with your name and contact info

 

Suggested creative work to include:

 

  • life drawing:
    • human and animal
    • quick sketches
    • long poses

 

  • selection of work that showcases your creativity – some examples:
    • sculpture
    • theater design
    • paintings
    • architectural renderings
    • street art
    • fashion design
    • photography
    • character design
    • animation art
    • additional storyboard (please label that it’s a portfolio exhibit)
    • writing
    • other?

 

  • short animation or film sequences:
    • if on DVD, send a playable movie, not a data disc
    • if URL, make sure the link is working
    • if a collaboration, indicate your role/credit

 

UCLA Animation Workshop STORYBOARD SPECS

 

While we take all your submission materials into account, the board, more than any of your exhibits, will be used to gauge creativity and ideas; for an applicant, these are far more important than technical proficiency.

 

Board submission guidelines for a project you might create at the Workshop:

 

  • Send a complete board of a story (not a scene or section from one)
  • Length: 1– 5 minute concept (no longer)
  • Size:81/2x11or81/2x14inches
  • Format: any board template, including handmade, is fine (doesn’t have to be…professional); panels in a 16:9 format (note: the sample is 4:3, due to origins)
  • Color is not necessary
  • Focus on ideas and story
  • Non-narrative concept is fine; the board should show a sense of structure
  • Whether narrative or non-narrative, your board will help us determine what kind of mind you have for animation
  • Do not send over-sized boards
  • Check the sample
  • Label the board for a proposed project accordingly e.g. “proposed MFA project” (especially if sending another board as a portfolio exhibit)
  • An example to check out: SAMPLE STORYBOARD

 

Any further questions contact:
dward@tft.ucla.edu