Admission to the Cinema program is highly competitive. We look at GPA, SAT or ACT scores, advanced placement courses, and an essay demonstrating a strong interest in both filmmaking as well as other fields.

Since we are focused on narrative filmmaking, we evaluate your film concept essay by how well you craft a story with a beginning, middle, and end.

VCUarts offers several programs of study that are involved with film. The Cinema program delves into classical filmmaking and narrative storytelling. Our program teaches the methods of producing film as both a creative individual and as a member of a film crew. If, however, you are interested in animation and experimental video, see the Kinetic Imaging BFA. For documentary and narrative film, see the Photography & Film BFA.

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