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A completed admission application

An application can be downloaded, or you can complete our online application at applyweb.com/apply/accd.

A nonrefundable application fee

A nonrefundable application fee of $50 for U.S. citizens and permanent aliens or $70 for non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent alien residents.

Official transcripts

Official transcripts from all colleges attended. A completed undergraduate degree must be verified prior to enrollment.

Required English Proficiency Testing

Graduate applicants whose bachelor's degree was achieved in a language other than English must score at least 100 on the Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) or 7 on the I.E.L.T.S to be considered for admission.

Visit www.TOEFL.org or www.ielts.org for testing and procedures information. Art Center does not accept institutional scores, and all scores must be sent directly from the testing service. We do not accept electronic download scores from I.E.L.T.S. In addition, the College may require minimum scores on each section of the test.

Your work

For your portfolio, submit completed film or video projects of at least three minutes total running time, but no longerthen 20 minutes. The filmed work should tell a story or present a point of view, rather than simplyrecord a situation. As appropriate for your kind of work, the projects should demonstrate skill instorytelling, acting, cinematographic composition, staging, editing, sound, and competent post-production. Submitted work may be a documentary, drama, comedy or several 30- to 60-secondcommercial spots or music videos.

Portfolio work should be made available to Admissions online using a service such as Vimeo (preferred) or YouTube. For ONLY those who do not have access to these services, we will accept a DVD formatted in the NTSC video standard. Applicants can provide a link to their work on Vimeo via email to filmportfolio@artcenter.edu. You must include your full name and address.

A graduate proposal

Write a graduate proposal that defines a filmmaking project that you feel will engage and challenge you during your course of study. While the proposal may be preliminary, it must nevertheless be specific and take the form of a one-page story treatment for a potential film project.

Your resume

A short resume covering educational and relevant experience.
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