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Communication and Digital Media

Communication Scholarships

The Communication and Digital Media Department’s communication scholarships are awarded to passionate and talented students who will be pursuing a degree in the field of communication. Scholarships are awarded based on an interview and examples of our work such as writing samples. All prospective students are encouraged to apply.

Communication scholarship reviews for 2022 will take place in person on February 19 and 26, and virtually on February 5 and 12. Please complete an application for a scholarship review. Application forms will be available on October 1. 

You will receive an email confirmation with more details once your application is processed. Please add finearts@carthage.edu to your contacts to ensure you receive all the information about your portfolio review.

In-Person Communication Portfolio Review Requirements

The interview

The scholarship interview is your opportunity to convey your interest and passion for communication. What draws you to this field? Are you interested in communication theory? Human interaction? Body language? Other things that may interest you could be photography or film. And what about you — what would you like to be involved in at Carthage? Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society of the National Communication Association? Our newspaper? Getting to know you is an important part of this interview.

The portfolio

Your portfolio should reflect your best work. It can be a collection of writing samples from school projects, essays, newspaper articles, or personal writings (short stories, etc.). The body of artistic work you present should exemplify your abilities and creative potential.

Additional Portfolio Materials

You may also include samples of photography, studio art, time-based media/animation, website work, or film work. Items that can’t be printed should be on a website or brought on a USB flash drive.

Other Required Materials

Students are required to email a current resume to finearts@carthage.edu at least one week prior to the review date.

Virtual Communication Portfolio Review Requirements

The interview

Your interview with the CDM faculty will be virtual, but it follows the same guidelines as listed above for the in-person interviews. You will receive information about your Zoom invitation and faculty contact in the confirmation email which will be sent after your application has been processed. Please read and keep this email.

The portfolio

Your portfolio should reflect your best work. It can be a collection of writing samples from school projects, essays, newspaper articles, or personal writings (short stories, etc.). The body of artistic work you present should exemplify your abilities and creative potential. Writings can be sent in .pdf format, or in a shared Google folder, or on a website.

Please send your portfolio materials or a weblink to finearts@carthage.edu at least one week prior to your review date.

Additional Portfolio Materials

You may also include samples of photography, studio art, time-based media/animation, website work, or film work.

Other Required materials

Students are required to email a current resume to finearts@carthage.edu at least one week prior to the review date.

If you need to change or cancel your scholarship portfolio review meeting, please contact finearts@carthage.edu as soon as possible. This is especially important for cancellations, as other students may be on the waiting list and could benefit from a slot becoming available.

Best of luck, and we look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,
The Communication and Digital Media Deparmtent (CDM) faculty
Carthage College

Questions?

Email Fine Arts at Carthage at finearts@carthage.edu or call 262-551-5859.

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