Entrance Requirements and Guidelines

Apply soon so that your application can be processed before August, 2013.

Prospective students should review the following requirements for admission to the MA in Filmmaking before applying to the program:

BA degree: All applicants should hold a BA degree in any subject, or expect to complete a BA degree before enrolling in the graduate program. Applicants should submit all BA transcripts to the Admissions Office.

Resume: All applicants should submit an up-to-date resume that lists their degrees and relevant coursework, professional work experience, awards and accomplishments. Please email your resume to: mafilm@mum.edu.

Portfolio: All applicants must submit a portfolio of their best work for assessment. The portfolio must include at least one film made by the student. This is a filmmaking MA, so it is essential to demonstrate filmmaking skills. Applicants may include work that demonstrates their ability in other key areas, such as Web design, special effects, animation, screenwriting, and so on. Achievements in these areas will enhance the portfolio and will definitely be taken into consideration. (Guidelines for Submitting your Portfolio)

Interview: Applicants will be invited for an interview with the Graduate Media and Communications Faculty Admissions Committee. MA candidates should prepare for this interview and be able to speak in a detailed manner about the work in their portfolio, their present project interests, and career goals.

Visitors Weekends: MA candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the University during their application process. (More information about Visitors Weekends)

PLEASE NOTE: Students who are not yet practicing the Transcendental Meditation program will receive instruction in the Transcendental Meditation technique as part of their first course.

PRINT PDF of complete MA in Filmmaking Entrance Requirements and Guidelines. 

Application Checklist

Prospective students:  Please take these steps to submit a complete application. For complete instructions about the MA application process, please review and print the PDF.

* Apply soon so that your application can be processed before August, 2013
* Read the MA entrance requirements and guidelines
* Submit the Graduate application online, and pay the non-refundable fee
* Submit your Portfolio and resume to the MA program in Filmmaking

Contact Us

Admissions Office:  1-800-369-6480 or Email Us
M.A. in Filmmaking:  641-472-7000 x3318 or mafilm@mum.edu
Media and Communications Department:  641-472-7000 x5031


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