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Portfolio Standards

The portfolio is a means of presenting creative work that demonstrates an interest, aptitude and talent for design. It will be analyzed by the review committee for admissions into the Department of Architecture's graduate-level programs. It must be representative of the person submitting it. 

Portfolio files submitted as PDFs must be less than 50MB in size.

For admission to the MArch - 2 Year Programs

The review committee uses the portfolio to determine a student’s architectural design abilities. It should include drawings, models and renderings of projects completed academically and/or professionally. The portfolio should document competence in the comprehensive design of buildings (according to the NAAB 2012 Conditions for Accreditation). Those applicants who do not meet the level of proficiency in comprehensive design will be required to take a comprehensive design studio as part of the Master of Architecture studies.

All work must carry the name of applicant, date of work and an indication of whether the work was an academic, professional or personal project. If the item is part of a group effort, the specific role of the applicant should be included.

 

For admission to the MArch - 3.5 Year Program

The review committee uses the portfolio to determine a student’s creative abilities. As such the portfolio can consist exclusively or a combination of creative writing, freehand drawing, sculpture, painting, photography, furniture, ceramics, graphics, set design and architectural design. It’s length is up to the student but should be extensive enough to demonstrate the student’s creative output.

All work must carry the name of applicant, date of work and an indication of whether the work was an academic, professional or personal project. If the item is part of a group effort, the specific role of the applicant should be included.