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Application Information for
Scenic Designers

 

You have made it to step two. Here is the the information that you need to send to us via regular mail. Print this page out or take good notes. After you finish determining what you need to send to us, you should move on to step three - applying to the University of California.


Please upload the following:

 

Official transcripts or official copies of academic records from all post-secondary institutions attended

A minimum of three letters of recommendation (Waiver of Access to Letters of Recommendation and Letter of Recommendation Form at https://gradapply.ucsd.edu). Preference is for online letters of recommendation. For the online letter of recommendation process, you must provide the email address of each recommender.

Statement of purpose. Upload at https://gradapply.ucsd.edu.

Design applicants must upload a small representative portfolio of sketches, drawings, photographs, color reproductions, CDs, DATs, CD ROMS, and / or slides (maximum of 24 slides) with your application.

Your design portfolio is the most important part of your application to the Design program. It is a measure of your ability to communicate design ideas through visual and aural material, to work with space, color, sound, and form, and the use of research materials. It should document the growth of your work over time, and should include your own work from the last few years. Please do not include examples of work you assisted on, UNLESS the work shown is actually your own.

We would like to see rough sketches, research, work-in-progress, and finished work. This helps us assess your design process.

  • Scenic designs should include model photos. For fully executed scenic designs please include ground plans and production photos/slides.
  • Any Rendering or Drawing class example sketches should also be included, as well as photos/slides or examples of any artwork, in any medium, that expresses your individual artistic aesthetic.

These materials should be uploaded at http://gradapply.ucsd.edu or sent to the following address:

UCSD Theatre and Dance
Grad Admissions
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0344

INTERVIEWS

    Appointments are available in February and March for applicants to see the school and to show their full portfolio in person at an interview at UCSD. Other locations may be offered as situations allow, but cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the UCSD Department of Theatre & Dance for more up-to-date information.

    All design students are encouraged to apply early. Once your application materials have been received and reviewed, you will be contacted by email or phone to set up an interview appointment with the appropriate member of the design faculty. If you have any other questions, please contact Marybeth Ward at the Department of Theatre & Dance, telephone 858-534-1046 or online at meward@ucsd.edu

If you have questions about the application process or about the materials required of you, please contact Marybeth Ward at (858) 534-1046 or by e-mail at meward@ucsd.edu

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9500 Gilman Drive MC0344
La Jolla, CA 92093
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