I’m submitting an art portfolio through Gateway’s multimedia information section, and I’ve put my art pieces in a Google slideshow.
I’m wondering if that’s okay? I know that the schools probably aren’t expecting anything professional, but should I have prepared a website or something?
I’ve also heard that if you participate in any kind of performing/visual arts/sports, you can email department members with your portfolios and videos and they’d push for your acceptance to the school if they think you can contribute to their department. How greatly does this affect your chances of acceptance, and should I email heads of departments of regular department members?