I've applied as an Illustration major for Fall '08, but didn't get in right-away -- they've asked for a second portfolio, with more figures and color work. I'm working on it!
Anyway the new Entertainment Design major caught me off guard, and if I have time I'll try to work-up a third portfolio and take a shot at it. But from what I've seen on the web these portfolios need to be pretty strong. Here are some examples (I think):
Given how hard it is to find info on all this, here's the email notice they sent out regarding Entertainment Design:
I am pleased to announce that Art Center College of Design is adding a 10th undergraduate major, Entertainment Design, starting this Fall 2008 semester. In the past, Entertainment Design was a track housed within the Illustration major and students were not able to enter the program as a new, first term student. This is no longer the case and we are pleased to offer new students the option of entering this program in their first semester.
I want to give you an opportunity to apply directly for this new major.
Entertainment Design will admit new students into the program once a year for the fall term. The Fall 2008 scholarship deadline for Entertainment Design is Friday, March 14, 2008. The Fall 2008 application deadline for ALL majors is Friday, August 8, 2008.
If you are interested in entering Entertainment Design as a first term student this fall, please review the portfolio requirements below. If you would like to meet with an admissions counselor to review your work, please contact our Admissions office at 626.396.2373 as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.
If you have already submitted an application for another major for Fall 2008 and want to apply for Entertainment Design instead, you must inform of us this change in major consideration. Fill out the attached Entertainment Design Supplemental Application and return it to the Office of Admission.
If you have questions about Entertainment Design contact Lacy Van Court, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Admissions Counselor, who will address questions you may have.
Many thanks! We look forward to working with you as you pursue your educational goals.
Associate Director, Admissions
If I understood her right, Lacy Van Court did mention you can try applying into the program after your second term (from Illustration).
- Matthew Durante