Pre-application Requirements

Student Application and Admission Process

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.

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.