2018 UC Santa Cruz Art & Design: Games & Playable Media BA - Junior Transfer Portfolio Review
Thank you for applying to transfer to UC Santa Cruz and the Art & Design: Games & Playable Media (AGPM) BA program.

In order to be accepted into the AGPM program for Fall 2018, you must submit and pass a portfolio review. Your portfolio includes basic contact information, a written summary statement, a link to your online portfolio of supporting materials, and a complete set of transcripts from your community college.

1. Please review our website for more details about the portfolio review and the criteria used to evaluate submissions: http://games.arts.ucsc.edu/junior-transfers

2. Then submit the portfolio via this online form.

A completed portfolio submission and emailed transcripts must be received by 11:59pm on April 1st, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision on their portfolio prior to the May 1st, 2018 Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) deadline for UCSC.

Questions? Please contact Juan Morales-Rocha, AGPM Adviser - julmoral@ucsc.edu || 831.459.1554

*This portfolio review is a separate process from the UC application you have already completed. Acceptance into UCSC does not guarantee acceptance into AGPM, and passing the portfolio review does not guarantee acceptance into UCSC. If you do not pass the portfolio review, but are accepted to UCSC, you may attend the university but you will not be placed in any AGPM courses and must pursue another major.

This application requires the following information:
Full Name
UCSC Student ID Number (if known)
Name of Community College you have attended / are attending
Link to portfolio of supporting materials
Written Summary Statement
A complete set of transcripts (sent via email)
Basic Information
First Name *
Your answer
Last Name *
Your answer
Email *
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Phone Number *
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UC Santa Cruz Student ID Number
Your answer
Address *
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City *
Your answer
State *
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Name of Community College you have attended / are attending *
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Written Statement and Portfolio Link
Please review our website for more details about what to include in the written statement and portfolio: http://games.arts.ucsc.edu/junior-transfers
Written Statement *
Why do you want to pursue this major, specifically? What kinds of games have inspired you? What kinds of games do you wish to make? How does your work demonstrate this intent? (Recommended length: 1-2 pages)
Your answer
Link to online portfolio of supporting materials *
Supporting materials may include: Samples of fine art drawing and painting of characters, environments and objects for game design ideas; storyboards that communicate a narrative or user experience flow; prototypes (paper or digital) that demonstrate knowledge of how games are constructed and how game designs work; completed games (digital or non-digital) that can be experienced directly. All prototypes and portfolio materials must include a corresponding short description that details the creative intention of the prototype, what the desired gameplay experience was, and whether or not it is successful as a game, and why.
Your answer
Community college transcripts
Complete your application by emailing a complete set of transcripts to AGPM Adviser Juan Morales-Rocha: julmoral@ucsc.edu. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Once received, you will receive confirmation that your portfolio application is complete.
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