Students interested in scheduling a portfolio review date must have a completed George Mason University application.
Students who wish to apply for the BA in Film and Video Studies program must submit a portfolio.
New students at Mason may apply to the BA program upon admission to the university through a portfolio review. Information about the portfolio process, including dates and portfolio requirements, can be found below or by calling 703-993-3287. Your portfolio must be submitted for assessment prior to setting up an appointment for the portfolio review. You can submit your portfolio material by e-mailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students are admitted to Film and Video Studies (FAVS) programs of study separately from their admission to the university and only by portfolio review. Admission to the university is determined by the Admissions Office.
Incoming Fall 2013 Freshman:
** It is preferable to have your portfolio review completed by March 1 for all Fall 2013 freshman applicants; however, incoming students may contact Dr. Cindy Lont (email@example.com) to schedule a portfolio review before the start of the fall semester.
Incoming Fall 2013 Transfer Students:
** All transfer students are required to complete the portfolio review by April 1st in order to complete their GMU admissions application. Please contact Dr. Cindy Lont (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a portfolio review.
1. 750-1000 word essay on your interest in the film industry. Please address why you want to pursue an education and/or career in the art and/or business of film. Is there a specific role you see yourself fitting into (writer, producer, director, critic, etc.?) Are there figures within the film community who you look up to as successful models for your own career plans? Your answer in this section will not restrict you to one pathway in the program.
2. 750-1000 word essay telling a narrative story. Please write a fictional narrative in paragraph form. This short fiction piece should have a beginning, middle and end. Attention should be paid to distinctive characters, a compelling conflict, and events that occur in cause-effect relationship.
*Note: Video or demo reels will be accepted as supplemental material. It must be no more than 5 minutes long and demonstrate skills in storytelling and production.