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Certificate in Film Program Admission and Application Requirements:

For admission to Seattle Film Institute Certificate in Film program, applicants must have graduated from high school with a minimum 2.0 GPA, or have passed the GED or an equivalent.  

Official transcript or documentation demonstrating completion of high school or a transcript from an accredited post-secondary institution.

Certificate students who have not previously attended college need to supply a high school transcript, GED certificate, or homeschooling certificate to confirm high school completion. Certificate students who have previously attended college may submit a college transcript (even if they did not receive a degree) instead of a high school transcript. Whenever possible, your transcripts should come directly to our Undergraduate Admissions Office from the college/university of origin.

You don't need to include the transcripts with this application; you can submit this application before we receive your transcripts. Transcripts should be sent to SFI within 2 weeks of applying online.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Film Program Admission and Application Requirements:

  • Application

  • Application essay 

  • Official Transcript(s) documenting completion of credits as outlined below.

For admission to the BA in Film Program, students must have already completed a minimum of 90 undergraduate credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 as outlined below. 
The completion of an AA Direct Transfer Degree from a Washington state institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 automatically fulfills the course requirements for admission to SFI.

BA students need to supply an official transcript from their undergraduate institution(s).
This includes original transcripts from any institution where you might have taken credits that later transferred to another school.
Whenever possible, your transcripts should come directly to our Undergraduate Admissions Office from the college/university of origin.

You don't need to include the transcripts with this application; you can submit this application before we receive your transcripts. Transcripts should be sent to SFI within 2 weeks of applying online.

Course Requirements:

1.  Minimum of 60 quarter hours of general education courses distributed as follows:

A.   Communication Skills (10 credits)
Must include at least two communication courses to include a minimum of one English composition course. Remaining credits may be an additional composition course or designated writing-intensive courses or courses in basis speaking skills (e.g., speech, rhetoric, or debate).
B.   Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)
Must be achieved through one of the following college-level courses: symbolic reasoning or a quantitative reasoning course in computer science, statistics, or mathematics.
C.     Humanities (10 credits)
D.     Social Sciences (10 credits)
E.     Natural Sciences (10 credits)
F.     A minimum of 15 additional credits from any combination of the areas above.

2.  Any remaining courses to achieve the required 90 credits may be distributed in a manner that best suits the curriculum needs of the baccalaureate program.

Masters Programs Admission and Application Requirements 

  • Master of Arts in Producing for Film
  • Master of Music in Film Composition
  • Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking
  • Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking and Producing

Admission requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least a 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale) grade point average. 

Application Requirements for all Masters Programs:

  • Application  for MA and MFA or Application for Master of Music

  • Application essay (not required for MM application, see below)

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Official Transcript demonstrating completion of B.A. degree

  • Optional Work Sample

Additional Application Requirement for the Master of Music in Film Composition Program:

Portfolio of composition work that demonstrates competence in writing in a variety of music genres.  Complete scores and live or MIDI recordings are required.