EMAC Portfolio Requirements

Applicants are encouraged to submit a digital portfolio that includes up to 10 examples of creative work that demonstrates originality and an interest in the interaction of media, technology, and culture. The portfolio may include still images, multimedia projects, animations, videos, or audio recordings. Include a written description of your work. Show us what you’re passionate about! 

Students applying to the EMAC concentration in Multisensory Data Design do not have to submit a portfolio.

Preferred Portfolio Format:

Incoming Students (Freshmen and External Candidates):  Rensselaer strongly recommends that you use the online portfolio system to upload your portfolio with digital files. The online portfolio system supports the following formats for each genre:   

Images (5MB each: jpg, png, gif)
Videos (60MB each: mov, wmv, flv)
PDF (10MB each: pdf)
Audio (10MB each: mp3)

If the online portfolio system does not support your desired submission format, applicants can also submit their digital portfolio on CD or DVD. Do not submit original work with your application. Your CD or DVD portfolio should be mailed to:

Rensselaer Admissions
Undergraduate Programs
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, New York 12180-3590

Current Rensselaer Students:  Prepare a digital portfolio of your creative work on CD or DVD, containing multimedia projects, digital video clips, audio recordings, or still images.  Students may submit a portfolio of drawings, paintings, slides or scores, etc. in addition.  Please do not submit original work with your application. 

The following formats should be used for specific genres:   
Audio:  .mp3 or AIFF or WAV files
Video:  Quicktime or Windows Media Player
Still images/Photos:  JPEG