Admission Requirements for graduate program Directing M.F.A.

Department Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema
Fall Application Deadline January 15th - Rolling Admission
Spring Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Spring
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
You may apply to up to two MFA film disciplines, indicating your first choice. Please note that students are accepted into only one discipline and once accepted, are not able to transfer into another discipline.

Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
- Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.'
- Resume
- Statement of purpose
- Two letters of recommendation
- Portfolio (submit at


I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63

The following documents can be emailed to (resume & statement of purpose)

Statement of Purpose instructions:
Write a three- to four-page (double-spaced, 12-point font) statement explaining your purpose in undertaking graduate study in cinema arts. This is your opportunity to articulate your goals, interests and career plans as they relate to pursuing an MFA in cinema arts. We are trying to gain a sense of who you are and the distinctive experiences and interests that have motivated you to pursue this degree.

Portfolio instructions:
Submit the portfolio at SlideRoom,
1. Submit a short film that you have personally directed, not to exceed 15 minutes.
2. In 10 pages or less (double-spaced, 12-point font), write an original treatment for a feature film that you would like to direct, including one page explaining why.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A