The portfolio standards at CAM Institute of Design reflect our dedication to selecting and accepting only those individuals who we believe have abilities that will excel in our intensive programs. Your portfolio should reflect some of your artistic interests and identity while showcasing your creativity and technical proficiency in a teamwork environment. Portfolios with a diverse range of influences, styles, and subject matter are considered ideal. The portfolio should comprise between 5-10 samples of the applicant's original artwork.
Anatomical studies, figurative and gestural pieces, hard surface and perspective renderings, traditional and digital paintings, sculpture, graphic design, 3D art, animation, motion graphics, and photography are examples of this type of work. Characters, locations, vehicles, and props are examples of a highly recommended portfolio.
We suggest displaying your creative process through a variety of ideas and renderings, such as early concept design sketches, design variations, and final renderings. Sketchbooks are a great accompaniment and can be used as a single item. The approximate completion date, the medium or software utilized, and any other information about the piece that will provide insight into how it was created and performed should all be captured in the portfolio. Artwork based on a reference must state that it is based on a reference and give full acknowledgment to the source. With the exception of items made in 3D from 2D conceptions, other artists' work is not regarded as a viable reference source. Artwork made from a tutorial is not considered original and should not be submitted.
Presentation is a feature of your portfolio that can either improve or detract from your work. Your portfolio should be presented in a well-thought-out and well-organized manner that is easy to find and view. All portfolio submissions must properly mention the applicant's name and contact information.
The only accepted formats are personal URLs (preferably no social media websites), hard discs or thumb drives, video clips, and PDF documents. Traditional artwork should be scanned or photographed and provided digitally in PDF format, with proper lighting, cropping, and image size in mind.
Interested applicants are urged to send artwork samples to an Admissions Advisor for criticism and help before officially applying.