CINEMATIC ARTS DEPARTMENT
Thank you for your interest in applying to the LACHSA Cinematic Arts Department! Please review the following requirements for applying to our department.
The requirements below are subject to change.
All 2021 campus activities including tours and auditions are subject to change due to COVID-19 guidelines.
February 12, 2021:
LACHSA Online Application Submission Due Date
Cinematic Arts Online Portfolio Submission Due Date
March 6, 2021:
March 7, 2021:
Applicant Callback Interviews
April 9, 2021:
Decision letters emailed
OVERVIEW | APPLICATION PROCESS
Prepare and submit your portfolio by February 12, 2021. See "Portfolio" checklist outlined below.
Please allow ample time to complete the portfolio submission form and upload any relevant materials. Late or incomplete online applications and/or portfolios will not be viewed or considered. The time and scheduling of interviews and callbacks is determined by the number of applicants.
PLEASE NOTE - Interviews and callbacks are granted only if all general requirements for attending LACHSA have been met.
PORTFOLIO | CHECKLIST
1. Complete film submission form. (A link will be emailed to applicants.)
2. Upload short film (2-3 minutes in duration).
Applicant’s short film should explore themes relating to the human experience.
Common themes include: Love, Revenge, Redemption, Sacrifice, Transformation, Innocence (or loss of).
Applicant’s short film should display applicant’s narrative storytelling ability and understanding of cinematic techniques, elements, and fundamental skills.
Films should be written, directed, shot, edited, or a combination of all four by the applicant.
Applicant's film may be shot on a smartphone or similar device and edited on a downloadable editing app.
Please, DO NOT submit group projects.
Once the completed application and portfolio are submitted, they will be processed by the department. Applicants will be notified and invited to interview with Cinematic Arts faculty, current students and alumni on March 6, 2021. Applicants should make themselves available on March 7, 2021 in case they are called back for a second interview.
The Cinematic Arts Department at LACHSA will accept primarily incoming 9th graders for the 2021-2022 school year. If accepted, 10th graders will begin their studies at the second-year level of study.