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The Open Window: Scholarships 2024

The Open Window invites students to apply for Scholarship Programme 2024 academic year.

Scholarship Application Closing Date: 16 October 2023

Scholarship Offer:

  • The scholarships will cover up to 50% of the course fees per year for the full three-year degree program.
  • Four scholarships are available, one for each of the following specialisation streams:
    1. Animation Arts
    2. Film Arts
    3. Creative Technologies
    4. Visual Communication

About the Competition:

  • The competition is based on Visual Storytelling.
  • Applicants are required to create a series of 4 images or frames inspired by the theme: “What’s in a story?”
  • Applicants can use any format, approach, or visual medium, such as stop motion, comics, photographs, typography, sound, animation, 3D objects, digital designs, film, etc.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must meet the following minimum entry criteria:

  • Interested in studying one of the full-time degree qualifications listed at Open Window.
  • Able to start studying in January 2024.
  • Meet the entry requirements for the chosen degree program.
  • Demonstrate exceptional artistic talent and creative potential.
  • Committed to completing 120 credits per year.
  • Achieve and maintain a minimum overall average of 65% across all subjects.
  • Agree to the competition rules.

How to apply:

  • Submit your application online at the [Open Window Scholarship Competition Application 2024](Insert application link here).
  • When asked how you heard about the competition, enter “”

Supporting Documentation:

  • Main Project: A series of 4 images or frames inspired by the theme.
  • Project title relevant to the theme.
  • Rationale (maximum 200 words) explaining how the project responds to the theme.
  • Project planning document, including planning and revision process notes.

Important Notes:

  • Admission will be subject to the company’s standard admission requirements.
  • The scholarship will only be offered to applicants who meet the degree entry requirements.
  • Time-based entries should not exceed 30 seconds.
  • Film and animation submissions should focus on 5 moments/events linked by cause and effect.
  • Ensure the file size of your application is not larger than 20 MB.
  • If your video exceeds 20 MB, upload it to YouTube and provide the link.
  • Selection is based on creative potential and artistic talent.

Selection Process:

  • A financial consultation will be conducted with shortlisted candidates before registration.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be announced on the Open Window website.
  • Online interviews will be conducted with shortlisted candidates.
  • Winners will be announced on the Open Window website in December 2023.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 16 October 2023. Ensure your application is submitted before this date to be considered.

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