April 1, 2023 Deadline to submit the online application to VCU
April 15, 2023 Deadline for essay submission
VCUarts continues to review applications until all spots are filled. Transfer applicants who submit complete applications by the deadline for the fall semester will receive a decision by May 1, 2023.
Applications to this program are accepted for fall semesters only.
In 300 words or fewer, introduce us to a character for a movie—either a protagonist or an antagonist. Express your imagination by developing this character using elements such as description, backstory, drama and dialogue. This character must be your own original invention, not an adaptation from a story that already exists.
Visual storytelling exercise
In order to give us a sense of your artistic personality as a visual storyteller, use SlideRoom to create an original series of 5-7 still images (using your smartphone or camera) that places your character from the written prompt in a narrative arc. Submit the individual still images in a sequence that expresses the progression of this story. Photographs should be uploaded in sequential order. Use cinematic elements such as composition, lighting, location, props, costumes, etc., to manifest your vision. Let the images speak for themselves while conveying your style.