Boston University Producing

Degrees Offered
Ph.D. Program, 4 Year M.F.A., 2 Year M.S., Graduate Certificate
Tuition Range
$60k and up

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Application Deadline
Rolling Admission
In three semesters, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to tell compelling stories, develop ideas and compete successfully. Whether you want to produce, manage, write, market, teach or pursue another career avenue, you’ll leave here uniquely prepared and qualified to take on the TV world.
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GRE Required?
Letters of Reference Req.
Internship Opportunities
On-campus and Off-campus
Portfolio Required?
Portfolio Requirements
1) Personal Statement (750 words),
2) Interview Video (4-7 minutes), and
3)Portfolio Reel (4-7 minutes)

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  • alumni support, location, partial scholarship, guaranteed internship, prestige and TA work
  • professors, LA Study Abroad Program and cost.
A postive for BU is that it's only a three-semester program. Of course, it's a program that will set you back about $75,000. So, be ready to cough up some dough. On the bright side, you are receiving an education from one of the most-respected universities in the entire world. In fact, when you mention BU to most anyone, they are impressed. So, you have that going for you.

Another plus for the graduate program is they typically offer you a scholarship. Although it varies for each person, you can expect between $5,000 and $10,000 per semester. Additionally, BU is really good about offering TA work. Most grad students earn a pretty good amount. For example, I'm paid about $250 weekly. I typically work about 1 hour a week for my job. Moreover, the grad office does all the loan applications for you, so you don't have to do anything regarding that. Another plus is the location. Boston is a great area with plenty of bars and fun things to do. However, it can be difficult to meet people, because it's a very transient city.

The program offers the option for you to spend your third semester in Los Angeles. This was a selling point for me. However, I learned a few things about the Study Abroad Program in LA as this past semester progressed. Initially, I was told the price for LA was included in my tuition. As it turns out, it is included, but BU raises your tuition the last semester. I was not happy about that. Secondly, if you go to LA, you are pretty much required to live in student housing. Let me be clear, you must live in the same room with another person. They tend to leave that bit out anytime you are talking with the grad office about LA. Although, you can opt out of the housing, but let's discuss the costs: $2,000 EXTRA for your own room or $5,000 EXTRA if you choose to get housing elsewhere. That's extra on top of the $1,500 monthly rent they charge to live at Park La Brea. Also, if you move elsewhere, it can't be more than 30 minutes away. But, a positive is that BU finds you an internship while in LA, so that is one positive point. Additionally, you can opt to stay in Boston.
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