Portfolio (Interactive Multimedia & Design Only)

Applicants to the Interactive Multimedia and Design program are required to submit a portfolio of creative work in support of their application (Note: Applicants to the IRM, NET, or OSS programs do not require a portfolio). Portfolios and academic records are considered equally when evaluating an applicant for admission to the program.

The presentation slides from our Portfolio Workshop event can be found here


All Portfolios should contain:

  • Cover Letter (1 Page) - introduce yourself and the work you are presenting; use this letter to tell us about yourself so we can understand who you are, your interests, and any other pertinent information.
  • Resume (1 Page) - highlight your educational background, any awards or scholarships, professional activities, extra-curricular activities.
  • Examples of Creative Work - this should contain 6 to 8 pieces of creative work accompanied by clear descriptions; good examples include: digital art, 3D modelling, 2D/3D animation, web site design, game design, videos of games, video/visual effects, photos/scans of traditional art (pencils, pastels, paints, sculpture)

Note: there is absolutely no advantage in submitting digital work (such as animation, modelling, or games etc.) over non-digital; all pieces are judged solely on their creativity. Higher scoring will be given for your best work (regardless of medium) and broadest range (e.g. one or two only from each medium)

Submission Process

Your portolio must be submitted via our on-line system portfolios.carleton.ca; all submissions must be formatted as a single PDF document and include any associated videos as non-embedded shares. Submissions are due midnight (AoE) March 3rd of the year of entry (if the 3rd of March falls on a weekend or holiday, portfolios must be received by the following regular working day)

Your Carleton Application/Student ID will be needed to connect your portfolio in the system to your application. For more information, please see the requirements.