Admission Procedure and Study Option’s Evaluation Criteria
What we look for in an applicant?
We expect applicants to be able to produce and work with visual material, to have the ability to picture the structure and drama of a story, visual storytelling skills and the mastery of the basics of cinematography.
The skills and competences we value include originality, storytelling ability, initiative, patience, communication and social skills, group work skills, stress tolerance, the ability to accept feedback, readiness for analytical thinking and openness to learning, spatial, temporal and conceptual perception ability, visualisation skills in design, mastery of the technical realisation process, general film and art history, a knowledge of the traditions and modern trends in the field, and the ability to think in a critical and analytical manner.
Portfolio (quality of artistic work, competence and experience of work as a cinematographer in short fictional and documentary films, TV series and/or advertisements)
CV, i.e. previous education and work experience (skills corresponding to a basic degree in cinematography, experience in film work, activities and position as a team member in fictional film, documentary and/or advertising productions)
In the second stage, the evaluation criteria consists of the interview.
First stage and required application documents
In the first stage of the evaluation the selection committee evaluates the applications based on the application documents. Study Option’s requirements for the application documents are listed below. Please also note requirements for the application documents presented in the general application instructions. Attach each application document to the electronic application form in PDF form.
Electronic portfolio that includes three (3) work samples accessible online via hyperlinks and both a written and visual portfolio to present the work.
The applicant uploads the electronic portfolio to the application system as one PDF file before sending the application. The portfolio should contain work related to your artistic expression, and showcase your prior scientific, professional and/or artistic activity on a broad scale. The list of works must include at least the name and/or theme, method of production, format, size, purpose and year of production, while also specifying where and when the works have been exhibited performed or published.
Applications must include the applicant’s CV indicating personal data, educational background, work experience, exhibitions, publications and articles, awards and grants, study trips and positions of trust.
The motivation letter should explain your reasons for applying for this major and your particular interest(s) including possible research questions of interest in the field in question. In addition, the plan must specify your goals and expectations for the studies to be completed at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Describe your strengths and interests, artistic vision, aspects related to the work and creative goals.
The maximum length of the study plan is 4000 characters.
Language of the application documents
All the application documents should be submitted in Finnish, Swedish or English.
Some of the applicants are invited to the second stage. The invitation to the second stage is sent to the applicants at latest 7 days in advance.