Portfolio Requirements for Entertainment Arts – Advanced Game Development Program

Portfolios should reflect interests, knowledge, proficiency, and creativity in one of the three disciplines within the program, Game Art, Game Design, and Game Programming. Ideal portfolios will reflect a broad range of influences, styles, and subject matter and should include 5 – 10 items of your best work. Portfolios could be a combination of multiple game development disciplines. 

Recommended items can include, but are not limited to the following:

Game Art:

  • Assets, 2D or 3D
  • Sketches
  • Renderings
  • Designs

Game Design

  • Game Design Documents / Design Briefs
  • Story Quests
  • Game Jam participation

Game Programming

  • Game Code 
  • Programming Projects

Portfolio Submission (Web-based portfolio / URLs / Files)

A web-based portfolio 
If you have this, please provide a URL of your online portfolio. Make sure the portfolio is easy to navigate through a PC browser. 

If you have these, please provide URLs such as a YouTube video or an Art Station link. 

A collection of files 
Please provide a link through a cloud-based storage provider such as Google Drive or OneDrive. Please make sure this link is accessible to anyone! 

  • The collection of files should be no larger than 500 MB. 
  • The collections of files may contain the following file types: 
  • Videos: MP4, MOV, AVI 
  • Documents: PDF, PPTX 
  • Images (can include renders of 3D Models): JPG, PNG 
  • Code: CS, CPP, JS, PY, or similar 

Note: For Game Projects, please do not submit a build/project with an executable, as we will not open this. Instead, you may choose to: 

  • Showcase the game as a WebGL game through a web platform such as itch.io and provide us with the link (especially common for games made in Unity) 
  • Create a video showcasing the game or project, with all features and aspects that you would like to highlight. This would work better for games made in Unreal.

(Optional) Cover Letter 

You can choose to add a cover letter to share your passion for the entertainment arts, including your influences, and eagerness to learn. This will help us put your portfolio effort into context!