Film Studies

Prospective Students

Applying to Wesleyan

Although not required, some students supplement their application with work - such as art, music, or scientific research - that represents a special accomplishment or interest, or reflects an educational goal.

All materials must be submitted electronically through the Common Application website. If you need to submit your supplemental materials AFTER you have submitted your Common Application to Wesleyan, please visit https://wesleyan.slideroom.com. Materials mailed to the admission office will not be evaluated or returned.

No additional materials are required for students applying to Wesleyan who are interested in pursuing Film Studies. If you choose to supplement your application with examples of your work in film, video, or animation, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • In order to have your sample viewed, you must also submit a short (500 word max) essay on why you are interested in studying film.
  • You may submit no more than five minutes of footage.
  • Submit only original creative work that you completed as part of a film class or on your own outside of class. Please do not send acting samples or video assignments you completed for a non-film class in lieu of writing a paper; these will not be reviewed.

Please consider your decision to submit supplemental material carefully. Failure to submit a reel of your work will not harm your chances of admission to Wesleyan; submitting rushed or poor quality work will do you little good. Remember, while your application materials affect your chances of being accepted to Wesleyan, they have no effect on your eventual acceptance into the Film Studies major. Only submit supplemental film or video material if you believe it represents a special accomplishment and demonstrates your unique ability to contribute to the Wesleyan community.