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Web-TV Series Track

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Behind the Scenes, Part 1

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Behind the Scenes, Part 2

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Behind the Scenes, Part 3

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Behind the Scenes, Part 4

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Behind the Scenes, Part 5

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Behind the Scenes, Part 6

MUM is not currently accepting applications for this track. Below is an overview of past iterations of the Film Track and is subject to change for future entries. Email mfafilm@mum.edu for updates.

The David Lynch Master of Fine Arts in Film program is the first and only Consciousness-Based film education available anywhere. Students in the program learn about deep story and the whole process of filmmaking from a real-world perspective, while directly experiencing the source of creativity within through daily individual and group practice of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique.

This program gives students the best possible preparation for entering today’s rapidly changing, hyper-competitive world of film and TV production. The Web-TV Series Track gives each student as much of a “real-world” experience as possible within an educational context.

Beginning in the spring of 2016, The David Lynch MFA in Film program offered a unique focus with its Web-TV Series Track.

In Semester 1, under the guidance of veteran Hollywood producer Bill Borden and working directly with a seasoned writer/showrunner instructor (Ellen Sandler, Executive Producer & Writer on Everybody Loves Raymond), students collaboratively created the series “bible” and then teamed up to write individual episodes. Guest lecturers presented seminars in various aspects of the writing and production process throughout the semester.

In Semester 2, the class produced their 10-episode web series The Next Town Over they had written with ongoing guidance from professional mentors and with each student directing and editing at least one episode of the series.

Semester 3 focused on the post-production and distribution processes, with students learning to move each episode through editing and then the final post-production process. Once completed, the entire series was presented in the Sondheim Center in downtown Fairfield to an enthusiastic full house. Additional screenings for industry professionals took place in Los Angeles just prior to graduation.

Additionally, a 6-part Behind the Scenes series was created by one of the MFA students; see the videos embedded on this page.

Science and Technology of Consciousness

The David Lynch MFA in Film program begins with a fundamental course in Consciousness-BasedSM Education — the unique educational approach of Maharishi University of Management — called Science and Technology of Consciousness (STC). Read more »

In the interest of honoring the creative and collaborative efforts of the student artists in the program, DLMFA students participating in the Web-TV Series Track will receive a share of proceeds should the resulting series be sold.