The Film and New Media Production Emphasis is for those desiring concentrated training/education in film and new media technology, screen writing, new media design, digital media content, film special effects, film producing and directing. Digital video, 16 mm motion pictures and computer-generated animation are all areas the film and new media student may explore. Whatever the area of interest, a key foundation of the film and new media program is to provide comprehensive training while requiring students to put their education into practice.
A student considering the Film & New Media Production Emphasis (FNM) must complete an application and provide supporting materials. This application applies to both high school students and transfer students (internal and external), and is used to evaluate a student’s suitability for the FNM program.
February 1, 2013 is the application deadline. You must have applied for admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and submitted your FNM application and supporting materials via the SlideRoom application website in order to be considered for the 2013-14 academic year (no exceptions). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- You must first apply for admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. You should indicate “Film and New Media” as your major (you will be placed in Pre-Theatre, which is where the FNM program is housed). Film & New Media applications will not be reviewed or considered until you have officially applied to UNL. For more information about admission to UNL, contact the UNL Office of Admissions at (402) 472-2023 or (800) 742-8800, or visit UNL on the web at http://admissions.unl.edu/.
- Complete the FNM application and upload all supporting materials to the SlideRoom application website (https://carsonschool.slideroom.com/#/Login). There is an $11 application fee.
The FNM application consists of the following:
- Write a 750 word typed essay. Topic: If you could have any job you wanted in the film and new media industry, what would it be, and why? In addition, if you couldn’t do that job, what is your second choice, and why?
- Submit a résumé detailing: 1) Paid employment and volunteer work, 2) Video, audio, film, theatre, art, web design work, etc., 3) Clubs, organizations, extra-curricular activities, band, music and other creative work, 4) Computer software you’ve worked with, and 5) Special recognitions, honors and awards.
- Three letters of recommendation. No more than two should be from a high school or college instructor.
- Provide three examples of creative work. This work can be: writing, poetry, artwork, musical recordings, video or film projects, web design, etc. Writing samples should be no more than five pages. Each video sample should be no more than two minutes in length and the total reel should be no longer than six minutes.
- Students must have a minimum 22 ACT or 1020 SAT to enter the College of Fine & Performing Arts; and college transfer students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (no exceptions).
Applicants will be notified of their status sometime in March. Admission to the FNM emphasis is highly competitive. We admit a class of about 10-15 students per year into the FNM emphasis. It is important that applicants present their best work and that their materials are complete.
Questions about FNM deadlines, application guidelines or application materials should be directed to the Admissions Coordinator (402-472-2072, ext. 1 or email@example.com).
Husker Weekday Visits, Red Letter Day visits, Big Red Open Houses and tours can be arranged through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Office of Admissions (472-2023 or 1-800-742-8800). Red Letter Day visits are senior Open Houses.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
January 15 - For full financial aid and scholarship consideration for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), you must apply to the UNL Office of Admissions by this date. For more information, contact the UNL Office of Admissions at (402) 472-2023 or (800) 742-8800, or visit UNL on the web at http://admissions.unl.edu/.