Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) - Department of Cinema and Television Arts Reviews & Admissions Statistics

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Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BA
  2. 2 Year MFA
  1. Film & Television Production
  2. Screenwriting
Tuition Range
$5k to $10k
Undergraduate Deadlines
October 1 - November 30
Graduate Deadlines
March 1, 2024 (Early)
June 3, 2024 (Late)

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Undergrad Student Body
Graduate Student Body
  1. Unknown
Start of Production Classes
  1. Sophomore
  2. Unknown
Camera Equipment
  1. Unknown
Software Used
  1. Unknown
Filmmaking Facilities
  1. Sound Mixing Room(s)
  2. TV Studio
  1. Student must arrange
  2. Unknown
Job Placement
  1. Unknown
Application Fee
GRE Required?
  1. No
SAT or ACT Required?
  1. No
Portfolio Required?
  1. Yes
  2. No (Undergrad Only)
Minimum GPA
  1. 2.5
Letters of Rec Required
  1. None (Undergrad Only)
  2. 3 (Graduate)
Notification of Decision
Nothing official from school but see our data in our admissions statistics

The Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Television Arts includes a variety of courses in critical studies, management, production and writing that examines many aspects of film and television.

Cal State Fullerton’s MFA in Screenwriting is designed for those “seeking professionally oriented education and training in writing for film, television, and interactive media.” The two-year program results in two screenwriting thesis projects. Prospective students can get a preview of curriculum here.

Cal State Fullerton’s application process includes submitting the school’s graduate application and transcripts along with an essay outlining why the program is right for the applicant, two creative writing samples that best showcase the applicant as a writer, and three recommendation letters. The school is open to a variety of writing samples, including scripts, short stories, plays, and other works that showcase the applicant’s talent.

There is both an early and late deadline for Cal State Fullerton’s MFA in Screenwriting, with March 1st as the early deadline and June 1st as the late deadline for that year’s fall cohort. Read more about Cal State University – Fullerton’s admission requirements here.

Graduate Application Requirements

  • One (1) essay
  • Two (2) creative writing samples
  • Three (3) recommendations

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Notable Alumni

  • Terry P. Rossio (Screenwriter and Producer of Pirates of the Caribbean and Shrek)
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The teachers are amazing.
Reviewed by: Current Student
Degree: BA/BS/BFA
The teachers are amazing. All my screenwriting professors have worked in the industry. They are extremely supportive and give good feedback.
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