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Film portfolio questions?

If you have questions about the film portfolio submission, please contact:

Portfolio Deadlines

(note: portfolios are ONLY required for students interested in the B.F.A.)
  • First-year Early Action & Early Decision I: November 15
  • First-year Regular Decision & Early Decision II: February 1
  • Transfers for Spring 2016: November 15
  • Transfers for Fall 2016: April 1
  • Current SMU Students for Spring 2016: November 15
Submit your portfolio online

To major in Film and Media Arts, you must be accepted to SMU (via your undergraduate application for admission), and complete additional requirements specific to the B.A. and B.F.A. degrees prior to declaring the major.

B.F.A. Admission

B.A. Admission

Admission to the B.A. in Film & Media Arts does NOT require submission of a portfolio. Instead, a student must complete FILM 1301 (Art of Film & Media) and FILM 1302 (Media & Culture) with a cumulative 2.75 or better GPA. Students transferring from other universities must have completed equivalent courses and obtained the equivalent GPA in those courses before they can be admitted to the major. Upon acceptance into the major, students are required to pass the following courses with a grade of C- or better to receive their degree: FILM 1304 and FILM 2351.

Contact the Division of Film and Media Arts at 214-768-2129 or email

If you prefer to mail your submission, you must complete the online submission form in addition to mailing your DVD.

Please send submissions to:
Erica Anderson
Administrator, Division of Film and Media Arts
Meadows School of the Arts
Southern Methodist University
238 Umphrey Lee Building
PO Box 750113
Dallas, TX 75265-0113

Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Communication Studies

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts

Undergraduate Studies


First–Year Applicants

Transfer Applicants

Current SMU Student Applicants

B.A. in Film and Media Arts

B.F.A. in Film and Media Arts

Minor in the History of Visual and Performing Arts

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