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Visual Portfolio

Visual Portfolio

We are looking for people who are passionate about filmmaking and storytelling.

The requirements for the BA and MA visual portfolios are outlined below. Please read through this information before applying. 

BA Visual Portfolio requirements:

We are looking for people who are passionate about filmmaking and storytelling.

We would like you to demonstrate your creativity and storytelling ability through a showreel, creative writing piece, art & design, photography or script, most importantly, we want to get an idea of your voice.

We are looking for storytellers at Central Film School, so where possible, try to demonstrate an understanding of narrative and characterisation.

Practical Filmmakers:

Stories can be factual or fiction, we accept documentary, documentary-style as well as fictional pieces.

Your visual portfolio may include one or more of the following:

  • A showreel no longer that 10 minutes (uploaded to vimeo/youtube/personal website)
  • A short film no longer that 15 minutes (uploaded to vimeo/youtube/personal website)
  • Storyboard or mood board
  • Story told through Photography
  • Art and Design or Media pieces that contribute to a narrative

Screenwriters:

The art of writing take many forms, so while we like to see scripts, we are also happy for you to express yourself in other ways.

Your visual portfolio should include one or more of the following:

  • A short script (at least 3 pages long)
  • A short story or creative writing piece
  • A storyboard or mood board with a short story
  • A short film that you wrote or contributed to (uploaded to vimeo/youtube)
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Where appropriate, give us some context for your visual portfolio, outlining why your submitted these particular pieces.

  • How do they demonstrate your ability and interests?
  • What did you learn from the process?

You can tell us this in a separate statement or include it in your personal statement, but be sure to highlight why this is the best of your work and a true representation of you.

MA

Visual Portfolio requirements:

We are looking for people who are passionate about filmmaking and storytelling.

If you have technical ability, demonstrate this through your showreel,or a scriptwriter, through your writing, but most importantly, we want to get an idea of your voice.

Visual Showreel requirements:

  • No longer that 10 minutes (no less than 5)
  • It should be one piece, uploaded to vimeo/youtube or similar
  • We are looking for storytellers at Central Film School, so try to demonstrate understanding of narrative and characterisation.

Screenwriters:

  • Examples of writing, creative writing, short stories or screenplays
  • Maximum 3 pieces