Quinnipiac University

BA or BFA in Film, Television and Media Arts Admissions

We make our admission process as straightforward and personalized as possible. If you have any questions or need guidance, our counselors and advisers in the School of Communications are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.

Key Admission Dates

Apply for the fall semester
Application Type Application Deadline Recommended FAFSA-Filing Date^
Decision Notifications Sent to Applicants Matriculation Fee and Housing Deposit Due
Early Decision November 1 March 15 Mid-November March 15
Early Action November 15 March 15 Early-December May 1
Regular Decision* February 1 March 15 Beginning Mid-December May 1

Early Decision: This application plan is binding.
Early Action and Regular Decision: 
These application plans are non-binding. 

*The admissions committee will make every effort to have a decision to applicants within two weeks from the time an application is complete. Priority is given to those applying by February 1. Applications received after February 1 will be considered as part of our Regular Decision program. Check your admissions status

^The newly revised Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open. Applicants are encouraged to file the FAFSA to apply for financial aid as early as possible. Learn more about changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA

Admission Requirements

Your GPA alone doesn’t tell the full story of your academic strengths and talents. That’s why we look at many factors when considering each application for admission, especially as those factors relate to your specific program. We look at subject-specific courses you’ve taken and AP credits you’ve earned, as well as awards and other achievements. 

Expected of all students:
  • High school transcript

  • A personal essay on a topic of particular meaning and interest to you that tells us who you are and speaks to your values, goals and aspirations as a student

  • At least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or someone who can reflect on your dedication and work ethic

  • 4 years of English

  • 3+ years of mathematics

  • 3+ years of science

  • 2 years of social science and foreign language

  • 3 academic electives

Learn more

Test score policy

Advanced standing credit

Other undergraduate applicants

If you are applying as a transfer, international or military student, additional admission requirements may apply to you. Learn more about those by clicking the links below.

Apply to the BFA Program

The bachelor of fine arts (BFA) program delivers a more intensive approach to acquiring the kind of real-world knowledge that drives the industry today. With a 63-credit load in the core and FTM curriculum and no minor requirement, students take more classes in their chosen field and have a greater opportunity to explore areas of interest through an expanded choice of FTM electives in production practice, history and theory.

A separate application is required to enter the BFA program.

High School and Transfer Applicants

Current high school and transfer students who have been admitted to Quinnipiac University may apply immediately for admission to the BFA program. Applications are rolling and may be submitted at any time. Decision letters will be sent out September 15 and February 15 after the applications have been reviewed by the BFA Committee.

*Important: To apply for the BFA in Film, Television and Media Arts program, high school and transfer students must be already admitted to Quinnipiac University. Apply to Quinnipiac

Application Checklist
  1. BFA application form
  2. Application essay (500-word maximum length) on the following: 
    Why do you wish to pursue the BFA degree?
    Which filmmakers and/or television producers have inspired you and/or influenced your work? Please give examples.

  3. Digital portfolio (5-minute maximum length):
    Paste a link to a Vimeo, or YouTube, page of your best film work. This could be an excerpt of a longer film, clips from multiple projects, or a shorter film that is under 5-minutes in length. You should be the director of all film work submitted.

BFA Application Form

Review Process

The BFA Application Committee will review all applications. The Committee is comprised of faculty members from the Film, Television, and Media Arts department in the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University.



If you have any questions about the BFA program, or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the department chair.


Additional Resources

Quinnipiac University supports equality of educational and employment opportunity. No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.