How to Apply

  1. Complete your APU Undergraduate Application
  2. Select Cinematic Arts: Animation and Visual Effects, B.A. as your major
  3. When prompted, complete your Fall 2021 B.A. in Animation and Visual Effects Application on SlideRoom

Priority Deadline

February 15, 2021, is the priority deadline for the Fall 2021 B.A. in Animation and Visual Effects Application. Students must complete their APU Undergraduate Application and their SlideRoom application by the deadline to ensure consideration.

Program Admission Requirements

  • APU Undergraduate Application
  • Fall 2021 B.A. in Animation and Visual Effects Application via SlideRoom including a portfolio of 12-15 samples of original artwork. Work may include, but is not limited to, the following traditional and digital artwork:
    • 3-5 life drawings/figure poses (quick poses or longer studies)
    • Animal drawings
    • Gesture poses or drawings of figures or animals
    • Original character designs (could include expressions, poses, or attitudes of original characters)
    • Composition studies that demonstrate knowledge of principles (film background designs, still life, environment, or architectural drawings)
    • Animation examples (short reel of traditional or CG animation tests). Work created in digital programs, such as Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
    • Samples of portrait painting or illustrations, color work, perspective drawings, prop designs, costume studies, caricatures of people, and landscape studies may be included


For questions about the application process, contact the Department of Cinematic Arts at

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