Below please find the portfolio requirements for the Fall 2024 application. Please note the 2024 graduate application is now closed. Next year's application will be made available in September. 


Virtual Production applicants come from a wide array of academic and professional backgrounds. Portfolio materials need not be professional-quality work or media projects. Applicants are encouraged to submit work that is reflective of their interests and experiences. The purpose of the portfolio is to give our faculty a better overall impression of you and your interests.

There are two required components that you must submit in order to successfully complete your application for admission:

  1. The application for admission must be submitted online by December 15th to the Tisch Office of Graduate Admissions along with the required academic documentation, recommendations, and supporting credentials.
 Access the online application link

  2. You must prepare a creative portfolio (detailed below) and submit it via SlideRoom (  Please note that upon submitting your creative portfolio, SlideRoom will charge a $12.00 fee for applicants to use this service. You may pay this fee with a credit or debit card. Your creative portfolio must be uploaded via SlideRoom on or before December 15th.

Once you have registered to start a creative portfolio via SlideRoom, you may step away and come back at any time, until the final deadline. Please make sure that you save your progress after each visit, and do not click to submit until you are 100% sure that you have properly uploaded the required components outlined below. Once you click submit, you may no longer edit your portfolio.

Please note that upon submitting your portfolio, SlideRoom will send you an email to confirm receipt of your materials.

Applicants for whom the $12 portfolio fee poses a hardship can request a fee waiver by emailing

Virtual Production Portfolio

1) Introductory Video (2 minute maximum): Create a short video where you introduce yourself on camera and address one or more of the following prompts:  

• What excites you about this emerging field?
• Where do you see yourself in ten years?
• How did you get to this point in your artistic endeavors?

2) Portfolio: Choose ONE of the following:

A. Film or reel of up to 5 minutes
B. Artistic Portfolio of 10-15 images
C. Writing sample of up to 15 pages

Additional information:

  • Film or reel (no longer than 5 mins total running time). We will accept film (all genres and styles welcome), animation, VFX, motion design/motion graphics, and/or performance art. You must be the primary creative force behind the work and clearly cite your role in each submission. If you wish to highlight your work as a producer, cinematographer, writer, designer, editor, sound designer etc, please use the description box in SlideRoom to provide additional context about the project and your role.

  • Artistic Portfolio (10-15 images). We will accept photography, digital media, mixed media, illustration, drawing, painting, production/costume design samples, graphic design, motion design, motion graphics, immersive media, images of experiential exhibits (sculpture, fabrication, installation etc).

  • Written submission (10-15 pages). We will accept articles, short stories, plays, screenplays, presentations, interviews, research outcomes, excerpts with context, creative writing, or a combination. Where appropriate, include a brief description of the project, explanation of your role (if the project involved a team), and/or the context of the project.

3) Visual Story Concept (2 page maximum): Describe the concept for a film or visual project you would like to develop. Your concept essay should provide a thoughtful description of what your project would be about, but does not need to be written in treatment format. Things to consider including: title, log line, description/pitch (how would you quickly describe this project to a potential investor), visual references to other films or projects (style, mood etc). Please note that the visual project you describe in your essay will not necessarily be the one you develop if accepted to the program.

Please upload the requested items only. Failure to do so will be grounds for automatic disqualification. Please do not substitute, vary, or add extraneous or additional pieces. Portfolio materials cannot be edited once uploaded to SlideRoom.

Do NOT wait until the last minute to submit your online graduate application and your portfolio in SlideRoom. We strongly recommend that you apply 1-2 weeks early to avoid technical issues that may arise.

All components of your creative portfolio must be submitted at Our online portal offers additional instructions for submitting work. For technical assistance, please contact:

Additional Application Requirements include:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose (1-3 pages maximum): Please address the following topics: tell us about yourself, your experiences, and what strengths you believe you would bring to this program. What achievements are you most proud of? Why do you wish to complete this master’s program in Virtual Production and what do you see yourself doing upon completion of the program?
  • English Language Proficiency Exam (if applicable)
  • 2 letters of recommendation