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Admission Process                                                                           
The MFA in Cinema Directing Program is looking for talented individuals who have stories to tell and the creative vision and the desire to express them on screen.

We also look for qualities such as commitment, maturity, tenacity, self-awareness, and the ability to collaborate. We welcome people from other fields; filmmaking experience is not necessary.

We generally receive over 100 applications per year. The Cinema Art + Science Selection Committee invites 12-14 applicants per year.

Departmental Assistantships, Awards, and Funding Opportunities

Follett Fellowship (Available to new students, can be renewed)

The Lumiere Award (Available to 1st year students)

The Rosebud Stipend (Available to 2nd year students)

The Production Fund

Graduate Scholarships for All Majors

Albert Weisman Scholarship

Part-time Teaching Positions

Departmental Merit Awards

The Graduate Opportunity Award

Diversity Award

Getz Graduate Award

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