Pre-application Requirements

Student Application and Admission Process
Effective 2017-2018 Academic Year

Overview:

In order to maintain CMI’s high standards for instruction and serve as many students as possible, students interested in a major in Digital Film Making and/or Animation Visual Effects must apply for admission to CMI. A student will usually apply for one major but may choose to double major in CMI. (Double majors usually do not complete their degrees within 4 years.) Note: admitted students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 to continue in the program.

Pre-application Requirements
Prospective majors to the Digital Filmmaking emphasis must successfully complete:

  • CMI 100, Introduction to the Creative Media Industry (or equivalent with grade of B- or better)
  • CMI 235, Narrative: Principles of Story Across Media (or equivalent with grade of B- or better)
  • ENGL 111, Rhetoric and Composition
  • MATH 210, Mathematics Appreciation (or equivalent)

Prospective majors to the Animation and Visual Effects Emphasis must successfully complete:

  • CMI 231, History of Animation (or equivalent with grade of B- or better)
  • CMI 235, Narrative: Principles of Story Across Media (or equivalent with grade of B- or better)
  • ENGL 111, Rhetoric and Composition
  • MATH 210, Mathematics Appreciation (or equivalent)

In order to be eligible to initiate the CMI application process, students must first pass or be enrolled in these per-requisite courses while maintaining an earned cumulative GPA of 2.5. Successful completion of the above courses is required prior to taking any additional to CMI courses as an admitted major.

For admission Spring, 2018:
The application deadline is October 13th, 2017.

For admission Fall, 2018:

The application deadline is February 2nd, 2018.