Creative submissions can be uploaded directly to the graduate application.

Portfolio Suggestions

  • Submit work that gives the committee the best sense of your creative potential. This can be any form of visual or audio media work (film, video, sound, interactive work, etc.), photography, music, or performance documentation.

  • For film and media work, please submit no more than 15 minutes of material in total. Your portfolio submission can be a single work or a collection of short completed works. An excerpt from a longer work is also acceptable, but we ask that you submit only the first 15 minutes of the piece. The total runtime of all film submissions in the portfolio should not exceed the stated time limit. Please include the date of production and the credits that make clear your role in the production. (No trailers or demo/promo reels).

  • Web-based or interactive work should require only widely available plug-ins.

Optional: Written Work

You may include writing samples in the form of screenplays or scholarly work to supplement your media sample(s). This is optional and should not be the only type of work submitted. Screenplays should be in standard Hollywood format or two-column script form, 15 pages maximum. Scholarly work should be no more than 10 pages (double-spaced).

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission with questions about submitting your work at 617-824-8610 or gradadmission [at] (gradadmission[at]emerson[dot]edu).