CFA Scholarship Requirements for Arts Technology

The College of Fine Arts annually awards a number of scholarships to prospective students who are pursuing studies in Arts Technology. These awards are based on talent and/or academic achievement and are renewed each year a student remains enrolled in the College of Fine Arts. You must first be admitted to Millikin before you can apply for scholarships. 

To apply for the College of Fine Arts Scholarship in Arts Technology, you must:

1. Submit the scholarship application.
Admitted students can submit their application on their myVIP page.

2. Submit a Professional Statement
200-500 word statement that 1) explains how creativity, innovation, and/or technology are integrated into your work; 2) how studying Arts Technology relates to your future goals; 3) what it means to be a leader in the discipline, classroom or on campus.

3.  Submit Your Portfolio 
Once you have been accepted into the university you will be sent a link to submit your portfolio and other application materials in a form.

4. Student Works
3-15 arts technology works that showcase your existing skills and talents with digital art and media and/or traditional art. Applicants are welcome to focus their portfolio towards one of the intended concentrations of study (Video Production and Cinema, Visual Media, Audio Engineering and Production, Interactive Media, Live Event Technology) but we encourage that they include at least a piece or two from at least one other concentration as it shows breadth.

Sketches, drawings, paintings, while not digital artwork, are still excellent examples as they allow reviewers to see your artistic eye. On another note, programming and/or web design and development pieces, while not traditional art, are also excellent examples as they allow reviewers to see your existing technical knowledge. For students considering Audio Production or Live Event Technology, showing a playbill that documents their participation or performance is welcomed as a portfolio piece.  Or if you have music talent you want to show simple take a video of you performing and include it as a piece. If you have participated in an art, music, media or other relating club or group please mention that in the online form. 

Quality over quantity of pieces shown is appreciated.

*If more than 15 pieces are submitted, only the first 15 will be reviewed.

Portfolio Formatting Requirements:

  • Printed or 3D Works should be photographed or scanned.
  • All files must be provided digitally and hosted on the web. You can either submit the URL to your personal portfolio website if you have one or you can quickly create a free digital portfolio on Behance.net
  • Instructions for hosting files on Behance can be found here.
  • Behance allows for users to embed videos, sound files etc from the following third party sites and should cover most display needs: Vimeo, YouTube, Adobe TV, Giphy, Amazon, Appointy, creddle.io, Twitter, Vine, Adobe Voice, Adobe Slate, Blip.tv, Dailymotion, SoundCloud, Mixcloud, Bandcamp, Scribd, Google Maps, Wufoo, SlideShare, Prezi, Sketchfab, Issuu, InVision and more.
  • Each work submitted should have a title and a description of the assignment, personal goals, and/or concept displayed.


*Specific details on how to submit your materials are found on the scholarship application.