CFA Scholarship Requirements for the Arts Technology Major

1. Write Your Professional Statement
200-500 word statement that 1) explains how creativity, innovation, and/or technology are integrated in the work you enjoy making; 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.
Email it to: Lillian Jackson at
2.  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.

3. Student Works
3-15 arts technology works that showcase your existing skills and talents with technology and/or making art pieces. Applicants are welcome to focus their portfolio towards one of the intended concentrations of study (Video Production, 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. If the contact information of the director of the production could also be provided, it is appreciated.

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
  • 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,, Twitter, Vine, Adobe Voice, Adobe Slate,, 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.