California College of the Arts (CCA) Reviews & Admissions Statistics

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Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BFA
  2. 2 Year MFA
  1. Directing
  2. Film & Television Production
  3. Screenwriting
Tuition Range
$50k to $60k
Undergraduate Deadlines
Early Action: November 15
Priority & Scholarship Deadline: February 1
Transfer Priority: March 1
Spring: October 1
Graduate Deadlines
Priority: January 15

Film School details

Undergrad Student Body
Graduate Student Body
  1. Student owns all copyrights
Start of Production Classes
  1. Unknown
Camera Equipment
  1. Unknown
Software Used
  1. Adobe Premiere
  2. Pro Tools
Filmmaking Facilities
  1. Sound Stage(s)
  2. Green Screen
  3. Editing Bays
  4. Sound Mixing Room(s)
  1. Unknown
Job Placement
  1. Student is on their own
  2. School Provides Career Development Training
  3. School Operates Job Board
Number of Applicants
BFA Film receives around 250 applications each year. CCA receives around 3000 total undergraduate applications each year.
Application Fee
GRE Required?
  1. No
SAT or ACT Required?
  1. No
Portfolio Required?
  1. Yes
Minimum GPA
  1. None
Letters of Rec Required
  1. 1 (Undergrad)
  2. 2 (Graduate)

As a BFA film major at CCA, you’ll learn to master the fundamentals of filmmaking within a dynamic art school environment. Our program’s interdisciplinary culture, influenced by the college’s collaborative community and range of academic disciplines, challenges you to be creative and thought-provoking in your work.

The MFA Film program prepares students to create and thrive in the rapidly changing landscape of contemporary film. Our unique multidisciplinary culture provides the ideal conditions for exploring the themes and topics you care about from many perspectives, including artist, craftsperson, and entrepreneur. With the mentorship of our award-winning faculty, students strengthen conceptual capabilities, refine working methods, and expand their understanding of the moving image.

Undergraduate Application Requirements

  • Personal essay
  • Letter of recommendation
Proof of English proficiency

Graduate Application Requirements

  • Resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial college transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Personal essay
  • Portfolio

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Notable Alumni

  • Wayne Wang - Director, writer, producer The Joy Luck Club

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