An application to the Department of Cinema Studies requires a two-part portfolio. Part 1 is a five- to 10-page essay on a film, director, or any film-related topic. Part 2 is a one-page statement that should answer the following questions:
1. Have you had any previous cinema-related course work?
2. What areas of cinema studies are you most interested in exploring (e.g., film genres, directors, theoretical issues, etc.)?
3. What are some of your career aspirations (e.g., film journalist/critic, film museum or archive worker, film industry professional, screenwriter, filmmaker, etc.)?