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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.

A graduate proposal that defines a research-oriented project that applicants feel will engage them during their course of studies.

While the proposal may of necessity be preliminary, it must be specific. It will not be so much autobiographical or a vision statement, but a one-page plan for a potential studio project.

Applicants should outline their goals, including a preliminary proposal for a self-directed, research-oriented project.

In addition to your graduate proposal, tell us what inspired you to make films, what sorts of films you'd like to make, and a little about your favorite, most inspirational filmmakers.

Your resume.

A short resume covering educational and relevant experience.
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