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Work Sample Requirements

Literature

Required work samples: A preview work sample & full-length work sample are required.

Fiction & Nonfiction

Preview: A two-page preview or excerpt: the equivalent of a double-spaced typescript of no more than two pages total, consisting of one or more short stories, essays, a novel portion, or work of nonfiction.

Longer excerpt: the equivalent of a double-spaced typescript of no more than 20 pages (about 5,000 words), consisting of one or more short stories, essays, a novel portion, or work of nonfiction. Submit a synopsis only if necessary for a reader to understand text.

Poetry

Preview: A two-page poem preview or excerpt or two single-page poems totaling no more than two pages.

Longer excerpt: 10 short, one-page poems or appropriate excerpts of a longer poem, totaling no more than 10 pages in one file.

Drama & Libretto

Preview: A two-page preview or excerpt. The equivalent of a double-spaced manuscript of no more than two pages.

Longer excerpt: The equivalent of a double-spaced manuscript of no more than **30 pages** (about 5,000 words). Those adapting from another genre should provide an appropriate segment of the original work in addition to the 30-page manuscript sample.

Graphic Novel

Preview: A two-page spread or excerpt. The equivalent of two pages of script or sequential narrative art.

Longer excerpt: Up to 10 pages of script or sequential narrative art.

Visual Art

Required work samples: Seven digital images of visual artwork. Note: The Admissions Committee views images on personal computer screens and a large screen via projection. Optional: Documentary or elemental video of an installation.

Image file formats can include: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tif, .tiff, .bmp, .tga, .pdf

Music Composition

Required work samples: Two separate musical works. Recordings of one or both works (.mp3, .wma, .ogg, .flac). Either a score or a brief statement (for works without a score) for both works (.pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tiff, .bmp, .tga).

Please do not include your name in your uploads. Audio samples should be no longer than about 10 minutes in length.

Performance

Required work samples: A preview work sample & full-length work sample are required.

Preview: A 2-minute continuous excerpt of one of your performance works.

Longer excerpt: Longer video documentation of up to three excerpts, totaling no more than 10 minutes in length. Please include title, year, performers, any major collaborators, performance space/location, and a very brief description.

Accepted file types are .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .asf, .mpeg, .mpg, or .mkv, and may be no more than 250 MB. The recommended dimensions are 640 X 480px.

Film & Video

Required work samples: A preview work sample & full-length work sample are required.

Filmmakers

Preview:  A two-minute continuous excerpt clip of your work. This should be a segment of your longer sample.

Longer excerpt:  Video or film segment, no longer than 10 minutes, total, and no larger than 500 MB. This longer, 10-minute max clip may be broken up into 2, 5-minute clips. External links are permitted for these longer uploads.

Video files must be saved as m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .asf, .mpeg, .mpg, .mkv. The recommended dimensions are 640 X 480px.

Optional: Brief description (.pdf) of the samples, 250 words maximum.

Screenwriters

Preview:  a two-page excerpt of your screenplay. This should be a segment of your longer sample (.pdf).

Preview: A longer sample of no more than 10,000 words or 30 pages (.pdf).

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