Updates on the 2020-2021 Academic Year
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General Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.


Please refer to the Graduate Admissions FAQ and Graduate Admissions Timeline for complete information on the process.


Note: All submissions become the property of the School of Visual Arts and will not be returned.


  • Application & Fee

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Résumé / CV

  • Letters of Recommendation

  • Official Transcripts

  • Transcripts or Academic Records from Foreign Institutions

  • English Proficiency

Departmental Requirements

  • Writing Sample (Treatment)

  • Portfolio

  • Interviews

Additional Information

  • MFA Social Documentary Film Scholarships

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