Film & Video – Application Information

Applications for the 2017 Film & Video Division are now Closed


I have always been interested in making films, but have never had the opportunity to receive formal training. This program gave me access to both peers who share this love and extremely qualified teachers.”

The Film & Video Division of the NHSI is a competitive program. Application decisions, made by the Admissions Committee, are based on ability and merit. Enrollment is limited.



If you would like to apply to the NHSI Film & Video Division, you should:

  • Be currently enrolled in your sophomore or junior year of high school
  • Rank academically in or near the top 30% of your high school class
  • Meet a high standard of character, dependability, and intelligence
  • Give evidence of special ability or interest in the media arts


How to Apply

  1. Fill out and submit the 2017 National High School Institute Application including $35 application fee.
  2. You will receive an email from NHSI confirming your application has been received along with next step instructions on how to complete your application. You should receive this confirmation email within 48 hours of submission.
  3. Submit the supplemental materials required to complete your application which include a resume, two essay responses, a letter of recommendation, current high school transcript, and standardized test scores. Further details will be included in your confirmation email.


2017 Application Deadlines



Early Admission Application Deadline – Friday, January 13, 2017

Regular Admission Application Deadline – Friday, February 17, 2017

Late Admission** Application Deadline – Friday, March 24, 2017

Applicants will be notified of their admission status 3 weeks from their application deadline.

**Limited space available; we highly suggest applying by the Regular Admission Deadline in order to be considered for admission. 




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