Portfolio Requirements


Once the Admissions department has received and processed your application, you will be send information on how to upload your portfolio submission. All submissions will be electronically received by Okanagan College on a secure site.

Apply Now for your seat in the September 2018 intake.

For questions related to the portfolio, contact the Animation Department Chair:animation.chair@okanagan.bc.ca



You’re invited to show us your stuff! Please read through the following requirements and verify the checklist to make sure you have everything before submitting.

We would like to see a minimum of 15 and maximum of 30 pieces of art in your portfolio. Below are the minimum number of pieces required in four different categories: Life Drawing, Perspective Drawing, Digital Artwork and Your Personal Work., with a few ideas listed to help get you started.

We also ask that you include a letter to introduce yourself.

  • Tell us about yourself
  • Let us know who is your greatest inspiration and why?
  • Include what you love to do
  • Share with us why you are interested in animation.

5+ Life drawings (preferably from nudes)

Show us your figure and anatomy drawing! 

  • Gesture drawings (1 – 2 minute sketches)     
  • Study of hands and or feet                              
  • Action pose(s)     
  • Longer anatomy study (20 min+)
  • Any other life drawings

*If you haven’t already, look into to a life drawing class, and you live in Kelowna, you may look here:


3 - 5+ Perspective drawings

Show us some proper perspective drawing! (1-point, 2 point and 3 point – if you dare)

  • Exterior buildings
  • Interior rooms
  • Landscapes demonstrating use of proper perspective
  • Household objects (small appliances, utensils, anything really)
  • Something challenging: a piano with keys or staircase

*Line drawings with very light or no shading preferred

2 – 5+ Digital artwork pieces

Show us your computer skills! Any amazing digital artwork goes. Have you used Flash? Photoshop? Illustrator? Something else? Show us!

5+ Your Personal Work

Show us your original artwork! Anything goes! More of the above or maybe some painting, sculpture, wood working, mixed media, knitting, sewing, cartoons, comics, photography, short film/animation/stop motion animation pieces 5 min or less)

Please note:

  • If you submit film, please make sure it’s 5 min or less and send it as a Quicktime movie or AVI.
  • If you would like to submit 3D creations, please submit 3 great photos of them from different angles (woodworking, knitting projects, sculpture, etc.).
  • Please do not submit more than 2 copied drawings (celebrity, album cover, character), and include a photocopy of the original. (if you copied an amazing picture of a celebrity, include the photo you copied from).

Do you have everything?

  • Your introductory letter
  • Minimum 5 life drawings
  • Minimum 3 perspective drawings
  • Minimum 2 digital images
  • Minimum 5 original pieces
  • All work is original artwork, created by YOU
  • All work is a copy. There are no precious originals
  • You have only included your very best artwork. (It’s better to show 15 great pieces rather than adding more work that doesn’t show your best)

Need help?

Here is a site that may be useful in helping you create your portfolio: