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CINEMATIC ARTS DEPARTMENT

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Thank you for your interest in applying to the LACHSA Cinematic Arts Department!  Please review the following requirements for applying to our department.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The requirements below are subject to change.

  • All 2021 campus activities including tours and auditions are subject to change due to COVID-19 guidelines.

IMPORTANT DATES

February 5, 2021:

  • LACHSA Online Application Submission Due Date

  • Cinematic Arts Online Portfolio Submission Due Date

 

March 6, 2021:

  • Applicant Interviews

March 7, 2021:

  • Applicant Callback Interviews

April 9, 2021:

  • Decision letters emailed

OVERVIEW 

APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP ONE

Fully complete and submit the LACHSA online application by February 5, 2021.

STEP TWO

Prepare and submit your portfolio by February 5, 2021. See "Portfolio" checklist outlined below.

STEP THREE

If all general requirements are met, participate in interview and possible callback with panel.

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: ((link TBD))

 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.

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