American Film Institute (AFI) - Producing

Degrees Offered
2 Year Conservatory
Yearly Tuition
$40k to $50k
Tuition Detail
$59,348 first year $61,425 second year
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(You don't need to be a current student or alum)

Applicants are required to submit:

  1. Vision Statement—Please submit a 1-2 page statement on a story you would like to create as a feature or TV show. Whether an original idea or an adaptation based on a novel, play, magazine article, current news event, or historical event, please include:
    1. Articulate the theme(s) that drew you to the story, character details, and style.
    2. Explain why you want to tell this story and why you think it will appeal to audiences
  2. Short Answers— Please answer two out of three of the following questions. One-page maximum total; please devote a half page to each of your two questions only.
    1. Tell us something about an incident in your life when you acted in a way that surprised even you.
    2. Tell us something that people might assume about you that actually isn’t right- and what is the truer version?
    3. What two qualities do you possess that would serve you well as a producer?
Supplemental submissions are not required but can include:

  1. Submit a link to any visual work which you think best represents your endeavors up to this point. Please specify your role. The project should be no longer than 10 minutes in length and should be in English or subtitled in English.
Submissions will be accepted via a link to YouTube or Vimeo in the online application; DO NOT PASSWORD PROTECT THE VIDEO LINKS YOU PROVIDE IN YOUR APPLICATION.

All essays must be saved as a PDF, typed, double spaced, listing your name, discipline, and fall 2020 at the top of the page.

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