How to Submit Your Portfolio

  • An online portfolio should be easy for us to access and view. A blog with good quality imagery, all on one page (not hidden in numerous pages/folders) is preferred so that we can simply scroll down and see all your work at once. The easier you make it for us to see your work the better it will be for both of us.

    Good reliable and free hosting for your portfolio is readily available, take a look at blogger.com or tumblr.com. Keep the design of the portfolio simple as we are interested in your artwork more than your web-design skills.

    Remember to remove any password requirement to your portfolio before you submit your link.

    Traditional and hand drawn work should be scanned and posted to your online site. If you don't have access to a scanner check your local library or school. In a pinch a digital camera will work, however the quality will likely not be as good due to lighting issues (like using a flash). Photographing artwork on an overcast day without a flash will give better results.

    Important Dates and Deadlines

    Early Admission (recommended)

    - Apply to Capilano University in advance of submitting your portfolio - Admissions
    - Complete the Portfolio Submission form on or before January 31. Note: portfolios received after this date will be considered in the Regular Admission period.
    - Portfolios will be reviewed in February. Applicants will be notified of the results late February/early March.

    Regular Admission

    - Apply to Capilano University in advance of submitting your portfolio - Admissions
    - Complete the Portfolio Submission form on or before March 15.
    - Portfolios will be reviewed in March. Applicants will be notified of the results late April.

    Once you have submitted your portfolio you can continue to update it until the deadline.

    Candidates may be assigned a project or requested to attend an interview to complete the selection process.

    Late applications will only be accepted if there are not enough qualified candidates selected from the portfolio reviews. In the meantime, you can begin to work on your portfolio.

    If possible, applicants should attend one of our free open house sessions before they apply, in order to see the facilities, talk to students, observe their work and ask questions.​