Required Application Documents

Along with your online application through, the following supplemental documents are required to complete the application process. These documents should only be submitted after you have completed your CFNC application. An interview will be granted only after all supplemental documents are received.


Transcripts should be submitted electronically to the UNCSA Office of Admissions whenever possible. If your college does not have the capability to send your transcript electronically, please request that your official transcript be mailed to the Office of Admissions.

Transcripts should be official sealed, signed or notarized copies from all colleges attended, and, if currently enrolled, a list of current course work. All applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree.

Please have transcripts sent as soon as possible to be granted an interview.

  • Preferred applicants to the Film Music Composition concentration should have an undergraduate degree in music or music composition
  • Preferred primary applicants for the Creative Producing or Screenwriting concentrations should have a minimum of two (2) years of work experience.

International Applicants
Official transcripts in your native language must be submitted with a literal English translation by a certifying agency. If you cannot have an original academic record sent from the institution, please contact a certifying agency to verify what they would accept as a transcript from your institution. Faxed or scanned copies are not acceptable.

Test Scores

GRE Scores (Optional)
The GRE is not required for admission, but scores will be considered. If you choose to submit scores, please mail hard copies to the Office of Admissions.

International Applicants: TOEFL or IELTS Scores
International applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores, with minimum scores of:

  • TOEFL: 79 internet-based, 550 paper based, 213 computer based
  • IELTS: 6.5

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required of all applicants:

  • One letter from an arts instructor
  • One letter from an academic instructor

If you are not currently enrolled in school, a letter may come from an employer, mentor, instructor, director, etc

Counselors and recommenders should upload completed recommendation letters online using the Counselor/Recommender Upload.

Recommenders also have the option of filling out and uploading one of our two recommendation forms:

Letter of Intent

A two-page statement expressing your creative and professional interests, goals and other information providing insight into your work. This document may be used if you are recommended for scholarship consideration. Please include your full name on the document.


A document detailing your academic, creative, and/or professional experience.


Creative Producing or Screenwriting Applicants
Submit a portfolio of two writing samples in PDF format.

Film Music Composition
Provide a portfolio of three to five original compositions.

Read more about portfolio requirements.

Additional International Documents

In addition to the documents listed above, international applicants should also be prepared to submit the following documents to your Admissions Counselor only after you have received notification that you've been accepted to UNCSA:

Submitting Your Documents

You should first complete the online application at You will receive an email containing your E-Z Arts ID number within 7 days of completing your application. Your E-Z Arts ID is required to upload application documents.

All materials should be submitted electronically whenever possible. Transcripts and test scores may be mailed to the Office of Admissions if necessary. We will not process paper submissions of any other documents.

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