Portfolio Requirements

Similar to the supplemental application documentation, a portfolio must be submitted in time for an application deadline. Applicants who do not have a portfolio and all required documents (e.g., letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) completed and submitted prior to a deadline will not be evaluated by faculty for admission.

Portfolio Requirements

  • Personal Story Video
    • Record yourself telling a personal story no longer than two minutes in length about something that happened to you. The two-minute constraint is designed to encourage concise, clear storytelling. The uploaded video presentation should be recorded simply, not rehearsed or read. There should not be any staging, editing or special effects.  Allow yourself to be the focus of the piece.
  • Original creative work demonstrating artistic talents and interests. A portfolio should include any one or more of the following examples of creative work: 

    • Short film(s) or clips of work shot on film or video (total combined time should be ten minutes or less). 
    • Still photographs demonstrating an eye for lighting, color, and composition.
    • Hand-drawn sketches, paintings, or computer-aided drawings (not necessarily related to film) that demonstrate graphic ability and artistic vision.
    • Photographs of any three-dimensional work (models, sculpture) designed by the applicant.
    • Written work: short stories, screenplays, or essays. Any piece should be no more than 20 pages in length.
    • Elements of theatrical productions demonstrating work in any capacity.