Filmmaking MFA

Master degree
24 months
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: $75
Intakes: January, May, August
International tuition: $28,954
Domestic tuition: $28,954

Program overview

The MFA Film program offers candidates over 2,000 hours of hands-on instruction and production experience, whether they choose to complete 76 or 79 credits. Throughout their time here, MFA Film candidates will shoot projects on 16mm film, 35mm film, High-Def, Super 16mm, and the RED Dragon camera system. All projects are edited digitally. By the end of the MFA Film program, the graduates are expected to build a holistic skillset that includes all major aspects of the filmmaking craft, gain an enormous amount of production experience, and create 10 films of their own.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • Duolingo English Test

Graduate (MFA) applicants must submit the following materials for admission: Completed Graduate Program Application, Application Fee, Undergraduate Degree Transcript, Narrative Statement, Letters of Recommendation, Creative Portfolio, Proof of English Proficiency.

Non-U.S. residents or international applicants, for whom English is not the first or native language, are required to submit proof of English proficiency, in the form of:

·      A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 or higher (213 for computer-based test or 79 for internet-based test); IELTS 6.5 or the equivalent.

·      A report from a valid English Language School verifying completion of course level equivalent to a 550 Paper-based TOEFL Score.

Duolingo English Test Bachelor’s Degrees: 95 Master’s Degrees: 105

Campus location

Los Angeles , United States

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