Filmmaking Portfolio Admissions Requirement

To be fully considered for admission into the Filmmaking (BFA) major, you must submit one of the following to Slideroom for the Portfolio Review:

  1. A video or movie upload that is up to five minutes in length or 120MB in size, OR
  2. A hyperlink or links to original video or film work (e.g., on Vimeo or YouTube), OR
  3. A combination of written and visual work: a 3–5 page film script or short story that captures your storytelling abilities AND several pieces (3–5) of visual work (drawing, photography, digital art) that showcases your ability to think visually.

Students applying to the Filmmaking (BFA) major should demonstrate an ability to portray an interesting story through video or writing as well as an ability to create engaging visual images. The faculty will evaluate submissions based on these criteria. Please contact your Admissions Counselor for specific questions on the Filmmaking (BFA) Portfolio Review requirement.

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Application Deadlines

Early Decision First-Year Nov. 15
First-Year Jan. 15
Transfer Rolling
Spring Enrollment** Rolling

**Certain majors are not eligible for Spring enrollment.
All deadlines are 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Please note: Priority for housing is given based on the date the enrollment deposit is received. Early Decision applicants hear about admissions decisions earlier than other applicants allowing them to be among the first matched with roommates and assigned a residence hall.

Financial Aid Deadlines

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by these dates to ensure that your financial aid award includes all of the institutional and federal aid you are eligible to receive. If you complete your FAFSA after these dates we will still determine all of your award eligibility, it will just take longer from the time you received your Admissions notification to get this information to you.

Early Decision First-Year Nov. 15
First-Year Jan. 15
Transfer Rolling
Spring Enrollment** Rolling

Champlain's FAFSA code is 003684
All deadlines are 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time)