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Consciousness-Based Film Education

David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts

“Meditate and Create!”

- David Lynch

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“This master’s degree in film teaches all the aspects of filmmaking, but with the profound addition of Transcendental Meditation® as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

This gives those in the program the ability to dive within—to transcend and experience that unbounded ocean of pure consciousness which is unbounded intelligence, creativity, happiness, love, energy, power, and peace.

The students in this program grow in these all-positive qualities, and it serves the work in glorious ways. The big secret to great filmmaking, I believe, lies within in the big treasury within us all. This is a truly great program.”

David Lynch
David Lynch

Enrollment is now open for the Spring 2017 MFA in Screenwriting Track!

Screenwriting with Consciousness at the David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts.

Students in our unique low-residency MFA program in Screenwriting learn how the practice of Transcendental Meditation can help them craft profound and meaningful stories. Over the course of two years – four semesters online plus five intensive nine-day residencies (four held in beautiful Fairfield, Iowa, and one in Los Angeles) – students gain the skills and contacts they need to succeed as professional screenwriters while also discovering how to use TM to dive deeper into the creative process.

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The DLMFA in Screenwriting is pleased to announce that acclaimed screenwriter, producer and director Peter Farrelly will be joining our team as a program advisor and featured guest speaker. Known for such hits as Dumb & DumberThere’s Something About Mary and Shallow Hal, he will provide invaluable insight into the writing process and the business of film. Peter enjoys the personal benefits and enhanced creativity of TM practice.

*As seen in the clip above, each class meets with David once during a visit to Los Angeles before graduation.

Six ways we’re different

1. Consciousness-Based℠ Education

Dive into the ocean of pure consciousness – the source of all creativity.

2. “Big Fish” Process

Take your idea from the initial sparkling moment of cognition all the way to completion.

3. Midwest Creative Capitol

Join world-class artists, producers, entrepreneurs and philanthropists in a distraction-free, highly focused environment.

4. Visionary Filmmaking

Realize your vision in silence and with clarity. Develop a project with impact.

5. Collaborative Studio Atmosphere

Team up in our friendly, low stress environment…a naturally collaborative atmosphere.

6. Real-World Experience

Complete a professional-level project, uniquely qualifying you for industry opportunities.

Photo Credits:
Main Lynch Photo – Adam Bordow
Scholarship Competition Photo – Film: “Kennedy Hill” Director/Producer/Writer: Jennifer Kachler & Cinematographer: John Houghton
Web Series Track Photo – Mel Sauerbeck

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