Filmmaking (BFA) Portfolio Requirements

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. Samples should highlight their passion, style, and point of view. The faculty will evaluate submissions based on these criteria.  Please contact your Admissions Counselor for specific questions on the Filmmaking (BFA) Portfolio Review 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, OR 
  4. 5-7 pieces of visual work (drawing, photography, digital art) that showcase your ability to think visually.

Submitting Your Project

Upload your files to Slideroom and finish the application by answering the last questions about yourself in the online form.


Acceptable File Formats

Please use the following file formats to submit Portfolio Review items to Slideroom:

  • JPG (5MB limit)
  • PNG (5MB limit)
  • GIF (5MB limit)
  • MOV (60MB limit)
  • WMV (60MB limit)
  • FLV (60MB limit)
  • PDF (10MB limit)
  • MP3 (10MB limit)
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Application & Financial Aid Deadlines

Application & Priority FAFSA Filing DatesDecision Release Dates*
Early Decision I November 15 Mid December
Early Decision II January 15 (extended deadline) Rolling
Regular Decision February 1**
Rolling, beginning early March
Transfer Priority Deadline: May 1 Rolling
Spring Enrollment***
Final Deadline: December 1 Rolling

All deadlines are 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

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.

Champlain's FAFSA code is 003684

*Decision release dates are contingent on receiving all requisite application materials by the stated deadlines, including transcripts and portfolios, if required.
**We are able to extend our deadline in certain circumstances. Please reach out to an admissions counselor.
***Certain majors are not eligible for Spring enrollment.