Admission to the graduate program requires a formal application consisting of the following:
Application materials will be reviewed by a committee comprised of full-time faculty. A review of the applicant’s portfolio will evaluate the ability of the student to progress successfully through the curriculum. Technical skills, aesthetic sensibilities, critical thinking, and writing skills will be assessed.
A prospective student in the MFA in Film Production program should have completed an undergraduate degree in filmmaking. Applicants without an undergraduate degree, or deficiencies in their application, will be required to take additional courses at Watkins College of Art, Design and Film to prepare them for graduate studies in film production before being fully admitted to the graduate program. Course requirements will be determined based on transcript and portfolio review.
Finalists will be interviewed in person or via an online portal.