Programme-specific Admission Procedure and Evaluation Criteria
What we look for in an applicant?
We expect the applicants to have analytical ability, vision, the ability to understand an image, expression, group work and interaction skills, creativity, motivation, general knowledge, stress tolerance and suitability for the field. Applicants are also expected to demonstrate a systematic approach and visionary proposal concerning the advanced specialisation and content of their studies.
The criteria we use to evaluate the applications (in the first stage) are portfolio, motivation letter, previous studies and/or professional activities.
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.
Written work or images and links to works with motion pictures in which the applicant has played a key role in terms of artistic work or production can be added to the portfolio. Regarding each work, we would like the applicant to write a short description of this role.
The electronic portfolio, including the preliminary assignment, must be uploaded to the application system as one PDF file before sending the application.
The main purpose of the CV is to show that the applicant has acquired sufficient basic knowledge in film and television producing by providing a list of the applicant’s work experience in the field (work task, time period, employer and the employer’s contact details) and education (educational institution, degree/course, link to the educational institution’s curriculum). Experience and education in other fields should be mentioned.
We would like applicants to explain in their motivation letter what knowledge and skills they aim to achieve in their studies, and how they will be implement these in practice in the five years following their graduation. Further, we would like applicants to write about the world of film and television producing in 2024, and about how people just like them will be successful in that world with the education provided by Aalto University in particular.
The maximum length of the motivation letter is 4,000 characters.
The preliminary assignment attached to the portfolio is an imaginary poster of a film, TV series or other audiovisual product that the participant will make in 2024.The preliminary assignment attached to the portfolio is an imaginary poster of a film, TV series or other audiovisual product that the participant will make in 2024.
Language of the application documents
The application documents must be submitted in Finnish (Swedish) or English.
Some of the applicants are invited to the second stage. Second stage is an interview, during which the applicants’ previous experience, motivation and their expectations related to the studies are discussed.
The invitation to the second stage is sent to the applicants at latest 7 days in advance.