All applicants for Dodge College of Film and Media Arts are required to submit the Common Application as well as a Creative Supplement. You will be able to access the Creative Supplement through the Common Application when choosing a Dodge College of Film and Media Arts major. You only need to submit materials for your 1st choice major; any other materials submitted will not be reviewed. If you need access to the information directly, please visit the Creative Supplement webpage.
Both the Common Application and Creative Supplement must be submitted by the deadline, along with all other required materials. Please see the Creative Supplement requirements for your program below.
In 500 words or less, tell us what about your distinct experiences/background/values makes you a unique candidate for the program for which you are applying. Please focus on what makes you unique as a person beyond any direct experience you may have in your intended field of study. Use this prompt to talk about aspects of yourself that are not already covered in other parts of your application.
Prompt: In no more than two (2) pages, talk about an issue in the news that’s important to you and why. Why is it important to the public at large? Are there aspects of the story that are getting too little attention in the media coverage?
Formatting: Essays should be typed, single-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, one-inch margins on all sides. Remember to title your essay.
Provide a one-page (max.) resume highlighting 5-7 pieces of what you consider to be your best creative work. These projects should demonstrate your ability to convey a story or message through creative, artistic or technical talents. As we are only asking for a limited number of projects, include more recent items and projects in which you were the driving force or had a leadership role. These can include class assignments, projects from jobs or internships, or your personal hobbies and freelance work. Please note you are NOT to submit any actual materials from this resume at this time. Please use the following format when structuring your resume:
Title: title of the project (length of project if applicable)
Source and Date of Creation: You may write “freelance” if it was something you did on your own.
Description of item: An in-depth description of the piece, the inspiration or objective, and your specific role in its creation. Also list any awards or special recognition you may have received for the piece.
Articles for the School Newspaper
Journalism I class, 2008
I wrote several feature articles on various topics from the constant flooding of the men’s bathroom to vandalism on campus. I also did a film review for every issue. I helped with the layout of the paper as well as selecting the final photographs.
This letter of recommendation should be completed by a person who can discuss your creative strengths. Examples of appropriate people to write this letter on your behalf are art, drama, film/TV, or journalism teachers or a boss or supervisor from a job, internship, or volunteer project where your duties included something of a creative nature.
This recommendation does NOT go through Common App. You will request this recommendation directly through your checklist portal under "Request Departmental Letter of Recommendation". This link will not appear until your Creative Supplement is submitted, so please plan accordingly.
This letter is due by the same deadline as your application materials, so give your recommender plenty of time to complete the letter.
All documents must be submitted by the given deadlines. Late applications are only reviewed on a space available basis. Undergraduate deadlines (including international students) are as follows:
FOR SPRING 2018:
FOR FALL 2018:
Spring Applicants: Mid-November through December
Early Action/Early Decision Applicants: End of December
Regular Admission Applicants: Middle of March
Fall Transfers: Mid-April through May