Special talent cinema

Cinema Special Talent Applicants

Submitting a special talent for review at Binghamton University is an opportunity for your talents to be actively considered in your admissions process. It is a chance to showcase your talents; it does not affect your intended major. However, the portfolio is intended for students who desire to pursue this interest in some way at Binghamton University. All required materials must be received by January 15. 

Note: Special talent supplements will be considered during the Regular Decision application review (Jan. 15). Students who apply Early Action and submit a special talent supplement will have this component reviewed if they are deferred to Regular Decision.


Step 1: Apply to Binghamton

Step 2: Submit special talent form (deadline is Jan.15)  Note: You'll need your username and password to log in. Your username is emailed to you after your application is received.

Step 3: Upload the requirements below to your online status checker

General requirements

  • Personal statement explaining why you are interested in studying filmmaking at the University level and summarizing your art-making experience, as well as an exhibition, performance, and screening record if any.

Portfolio requirements

  • Two sample creative works should be submitted via links to all time-based samples, including film/video, sound, and performance projects, and the total length of the projects should not exceed 15 minutes. We prefer to receive complete projects rather than excerpts. However, if an applicant is submitting a longer work, we will accept an excerpt. Applicants may submit images and work from other mediums as digital image files, including drawings, installations, paintings, and photographs, and a number of such samples should not exceed 10.
  • A short description of both works should be submitted as a single file.