Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Gnomon School of Visual effects portfolio requirement

Portfolio outline for Entertainment Design and Digital Production

You will part of below 14 categories along with entertainment portfolio
  1. anatomical studies
  2. figurative and gestural pieces
  3. hard surface and perspective renderings
  4. traditional and digital paintings
  5. sculpture
  6. graphic design
  7. 3D art
  8. animation
  9. motion graphics
  10. photography

Examples of entertainment art are highly recommended 
  1. characters
  2. environments
  3. vehicles and props

Portfolios should contain between 15-20 samples of original artwork by the applicant for review.
We recommend showcasing your creative process through a range of sketches and renderings, including early concept design sketches, design variations, and finished renderings. 
Sketchbooks are a welcome addition and are considered a single piece. 
How to submit:
All pieces should be labeled with the approximate date of completion, the medium or software used, as well as any other information about the piece that will provide insight into how the piece was conceptualized and executed. Artwork created from reference must indicate so and give proper credit to reference sources. Other artists' work is not considered an appropriate reference source, with the exception of pieces created in 3D from 2D concepts. Artwork created directly from a tutorial is not considered an original piece and should not be submitted.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

National University Media Art portfolio requirement

UCLA (Digital/Media Art)
Step 1: Complete the UC Application

Step 2: Departmental Supplemental Requirements
*DO NOT complete the supplemental requirements
without first completing the UC application in Step 1.
After the UC application has been filed, applicants are required to submit a Department of Design | Media Arts supplemental application. Applicants for the Design | Media Arts major at UCLA will be emailed detailed instructions and a link in early January to the online supplemental application. The portfolio and supplemental application materials are due in mid-January (applicants will be notified of the exact date) and will include the following specific departmental requirements:

Showing/Thinking/Making Categories
In 140 characters or less, write about the color YELLOW. We recommend that you write your statement in a separate word processing program, then cut and paste it into the web application.
Submit a self portrait in the medium or media of your choice. The self portrait may be one still image, or a multimedia file (audio and/or video). The multimedia file is limited to 30 seconds.
Make one great project about the color YELLOW, in the media of your choice. Your documentation of this project should be one to three (1-3) still images and/or one (1) multimedia file. You may submit only still images, or only multimedia, or you may submit in both areas, but you are required to submit work in at least one area. The multimedia file is limited to 2 minutes.
Examples of project compilations:
- A. multimedia file
- B. 3 still images + multimedia
- C. 1 still images + multimedia
- D. 2 still images

In this category, you are required to submit ten (10) still images. You also have the option of submitting one (1) multimedia file. The multimedia file is limited to 3 minutes.

All supplemental material must be submitted through the online upload system; any physical material submitted to the department cannot be considered in the review process. A Design | Media Arts supplemental application worksheet is available for PDF download, which includes detailed instructions on submission as well as formatting guidelines:

USC (Animation/Digital Arts)

Fall Admission: December 1
  1. Cinematic Arts Personal Statement (please upload in PDF format)
    The Cinematic Arts personal statement should be a carefully prepared explanation of the applicant's goals, describing any film, television, scholarly, critical or other creative background, as well as career objectives. It should present a clear and accurate picture of the applicant, outline objectives in the field of critical studies and explain how attending the School of Cinematic Arts will help reach these goals.
  2. Writing Sample (please upload in PDF format)
    The writing sample should be a review or analysis of some aspect of film, television, or new media; a discussion or application of critical theory; or a published article.
  3. Letters of Recommendation (One letter must be an academic reference) 
    Three letters of recommendation (no particular format) are required. All letters of recommendation must be submitted via the SlideRoom references system. Applicants are responsible for requesting letters of recommendation as well as confirming that they have been received. Letters submitted via the Common Application may be used towards the three letters of recommendation required.
Chapman (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts)
  • Spring Regular Admission: October 15
FOR FALL 2014:
  • Freshman Early Action (non-binding): November 1
  • Freshman Regular Admission: January 15
  • Transfer Regular Admission: March 15

Choose one of the two options below to demonstrate your digital arts skills:
• Portfolio Review — Submit a portfolio of artistic work (15 pieces max.) demonstrating technical drawing skills (life drawing, still life drawings, and action sketches), computer literacy, and inventiveness (creativity of concept, good composition, pleasing color palettes, etc.). The portfolio should demonstrate both artist and technical skills.
• Video Review — Submit a sample reel (visual portfolio) of no more than six minutes. This reel may contain edited clips or a complete narrative story and must showcase primarily digital arts skills such as animation or visual effects.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

National University Deadline and Supplementary material guideline for 2015

Today's post will cover National University deadline and supplementary requirement, below list were requested by current students of Kazone who will be applying to varies premier college in 2015 as Art major or to submit their art portfolio as a supplementary material.


  • Single-Choice Early Action:November 1 (same due date for supplementary material)
  • Regular Decision:January 1 (same due date for supplementary material)

Recommendations from Teachers and Counselors
We encourage teachers and counselors to submit the required forms to us by the postmark deadlines above whenever possible.

Yale only take art portfolio as a supplement material

Supplementary Materials - Art
School of Art faculty members will review selected portfolios from advanced visual artists, whether or not they wish to major in art as undergraduates. Please consider sending visual art materials only if your accomplishments are truly outstanding for a high school artist, and if your work is a strong and important part of your application. Submissions that demonstrate an average or merely competent level of ability for a high school artist will not help your application.

How to submit your work:
If you wish to submit images of your artwork as a supplement to your application, you may do so online through the Common Application by the appropriate application deadline (November 1 for Single-Choice Early Action candidates; January 1 for Regular Decision candidates; March 1 for transfer candidates).



  • Restrictive Early Action Applicants: October 15 
  • Regular Decision Applicants: December 1

Recommendations from Teachers and Counselors
An Arts Instructor Letter of Recommendation is only required for Music and Theater and Performance Studies supplements.

Students who submit an Arts Supplement are not required to major in the arts at Stanford. Similarly, students who do not submit an Arts Supplement may still study or participate in the arts at Stanford.

Supplementary Materials - Art

Students with extraordinary talent in the fine or performing arts—art practice, dance, music and theater—may submit an Arts Supplement. The Arts Supplement is a way for students intending to participate in the Stanford arts community to highlight their talents for the admission process. These materials are entirely optional and will be reviewed at the discretion of the Office of Undergraduate Admission and the fine arts faculty.
Art Major Portfolio:
Students may submit portfolios in the following media:
Painting, Drawing & Printmaking
Submit ten slides in any of the following: still life, figure, landscape, portrait, self portrait and deliberate abstraction. Drawings and paintings can be submitted as one portfolio not to exceed ten images.
Submit ten images of three dimensional works in any or all of the following: mixed media, wood, metal, clay, installation or found objects. We offer neither ceramics courses nor facilities and do not accept ceramics portfolios that are not sculpture-based, i.e. bowls, cups.
Submit ten images.
Video, Digital Media & Electronic Art
Submit no more than three video segments of ten minutes total. If your work is a website, do not submit the link or HTML code. Instead make a video that demonstrates the operation of the site.
How to submit your work:
Arts Supplement materials must be submitted online through the Stanford Slideroom website, accessed via the Common Application. Students participating in a live audition should contact the relevant fine arts department for submission instructions and do not need to submit any materials on Slideroom.
There is a $5 submission fee for each complete Arts Supplement. An Arts Supplement fee waiver is available for students who are eligible for or have received a fee waiver for their Common Application.

USC Roski School of Art and Design
  • Freshman application and portfolio deadline for scholarship consideration : December 1, 2014
  • Freshman application and portfolio deadline for regular consideration: January 15, 2015 
  • Transfer application and portfolio deadline for scholarship and regular consideration: February 1, 2015 
  • For mailed materials like transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendations, all dates are postmark deadlines.

Art Major Portfolio:
Upload a portfolio of 10 to 15 images of artwork you've made within the last two years at roski.slideroom.com.
Your portfolio should not only represent your best skills in art—in a variety of media or in a single area—but should also demonstrate the development of a personally unique idea or concepts that have inspired the work as a whole. Feel free to include in your portfolio work that you've done for assignments in class, work that you've done on your own, or both. We do not accept images in PDF format.

Artist statement

Upload an artist statement online at roski.slideroom.com.
Your artist statement should not be longer than 500 words:
Describe your creative process: how do you research your subject matter and investigate materials, mediums, and techniques?

Click to see Roski program

Cornell Univerisity

  • Early decision first-year applicants: November 1 
  • Regular decision first-year applicants:January 2
  • Spring transfer applicants: October 1 
  • Fall transfer applicants: March 1

Art Major Portfolio:
In addition to the university's general requirements, B.F.A. applicants are required to submit a portfolio, online via Cornell AAP SlideRoom. A portfolio interview is strongly recommended but not required. The Department of Art considers the strongest applicants to be those who would like to study both fine arts and liberal arts in a university setting
Applicants must submit their portfolios online at Cornell AAP SlideRoom. The portfolio should consist of high quality images of 12–20 pieces of your best work, including at least four examples of freehand observational drawing. The portfolio should contain examples of work from at least three of our studio practice areas: drawing, digital media, painting, photography, print media, and sculpture. Choose the media that best reflects your highest level of skill and conceptual development. While there is no requirement that any particular subject or style of work be included in the portfolio, the faculty admissions committee would like to see a selection of work that has made been made both independently and in school or workshop settings. Step-by-step instructions for portfolio submission are available online at Cornell AAP SlideRoom. We will accept image files (jpg, png, gif) and video files (mov, mwv, flv, mp4). Portfolios will be added to all other admissions materials for review by the Department of Art admissions committee.
Portfolio interview: (Recommended for student with great presentation skill)
A portfolio interview is strongly recommended but not required to apply to the Department of Art. The portfolio interview offers the opportunity to personally present work and discuss it with either a faculty member in the art department or an alumni of the B.F.A. program. Interviews with faculty are offered on campus only on Mondays and Fridays. Most are scheduled in the fall, with external transfer applicants able to schedule interviews in February as well. Learn more about visiting the campus here. Alumni interviews are coordinated between the applicant and the alumni, at the convenience of both parties. Interviews (for those who are definitely applying to the B.F.A. program) can be requested using the form below.

Pomona College
  • Early decision1 first-year applicants: November 1
  • Early decision2 first-year applicants: January 1
  • Regular decision first-year applicants:January 1
  • Transfer: March 15
Art portfolio
Visual arts supplements may come from any genre or medium, but students should be aware that Pomona offers courses only the following disciplines: Drawing, Painting, Digital Art & Electronic Media, Sculpture, and Photography & Digital Imaging.
  • Materials must be submitted electronically through the website Slideroom. 
  • Please follow the instructions within Slideroom on submission of materials.
  • Please be sure that your supplement is complete before submitting, as you cannot make changes after submission.
A complete Visual Arts Supplement contains both: 
  1. A PDF résumé or list summarizing experience with visual arts. You may also list any honors and awards won, or special training received outside of your high school or college setting. You may also scan and upload related letters of recommendation here. 
  2. At least 10 and no more than 20 pieces of your best artwork. Video submissions should be no longer than 5 minutes. 
Faculty reviewers generally give more attention to supplements that include more than simply a survey of high school art assignments. Self-directed projects that demonstrate dedication and vision are preferred over, or in addition to, a disparate group of assignments.

Friday, June 13, 2014

About this blog

Welcome to "Kazone Art Success Story blog." 

This blog created to inspire the young artist who wishes to get their foot in the creative world. Whether you're just getting you're art portfolio ready or just want to see if you have any potential in art, this is your place. This blog will show samples of art portfolio and each student's success story and journey to be accepted to their dream university.

Our hope is that this blog will be a collective exploration between art academy and student, and student and student, where Kazone Art Academy's experience serves as young artist's inspiration starters.

About Kazone Art

Kazone Art Academy is founded by entertainment industry veterans. Charles and Lim has more than twelve years of extensive working experience in Entertainment Industry. Together, they have created a place where artists can thrive in learning while also feeling a sense of support and enthusiam for art. 

We understand that every person has different personality, process, challenge, and unique talent. At Kazone, we help students to breakthrough the learning barriers and maximize the potential of each student, so they have the confidence and skills to realize their greatest dreams.

If you want reach your dream, you are in the right place. Grasping the fundamentals of design and drawing is essential to the pursuit of a diversity of careers in various industry; to not develop these skills is simply to forever limit your potential and destiny in an increasingly competitive world.

We offer portfolio preparation curriculum that will help prospective students matriculate to premier art school in the U.S In addition, our faculties will help current art students and artists to gain the skills necessary to make a smooth transition into the work force. You will learn from best instructors, because we carefully chose our instructor based on their accolade, education, specialties, and teaching experience. This is the reason why we feel absolutely confident that we will meet and exceed your needs.

With Kazone, you can chart your own course and follow your dream!