Media Arts: Filmmaking & Audio Production
Students currently in 8-11th grades are eligible to apply.

The Media Arts Department offers technical and conceptual training in audio, film, and video recording and production. Young artists receive the tools to create artistically, exploring and developing their own voice, in a field that often emphasizes collaboration. Media Arts students master skills in audio recording, animation,cinematography, directing, editing, lighting, motion graphics and script writing. In addition, all students in media arts gain an understanding of the history, theory and aesthetics of communication arts in order to appreciate the art form and to make informed decisions in their own work. 

At the audition:
(1) Present a portfolio of your work in film, video, audio recording, motion graphics or animation. Include a short statement that describes the work: Did you do this for a class project? What did you intend? What equipment did you use? If the work is a collaboration, state exactly what role you served in the production. Specifically describe your creative role.
If you do not have portfolio material as described above you can submit one of the following:

  • A storyboard with text and visual instructions for a short film, video, or animation (simple sketches are sufficient)
  • A series of photographs that tell a story (at least 15)
  • A short screenplay (no more than 10 pages)

(2) Be prepared to answer a series of questions about your portfolio, expertise, favorite film, video and television production, music album, or animation. (Avoid discussing your personal likes and dislikes. Describe the work's content, effectiveness and how the director achieved it.)
(3) You will be shown a short film and will write a critique of the film and sound elements.