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LMU - Film & Television Production (M.F.A.)

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Film School details

Degrees Offered
  1. 3 Year M.F.A.
  1. Film & Television Production
Yearly Tuition
$10k to $20k
Application Deadlines
December 11, 2020
In the Film & Television Production program, students gain experience in the crucial leadership role of director/producer/writer, with an emphasis on experiential learning. You can stress narrative or documentary production and are encouraged to explore both. Students are required to shoot three films during their studies, including their thesis film.
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GRE Required?
Portfolio Required?
Application Fee
$ 50
Letters of Reference Req.
Internship Opportunities
Application Requirements
1) Personal Statement,
2) Film or Video (5-10 minutes),
3) Film or Video Project Outline (1 page),
4) Personal Experience Video Recording (2 minutes),
5) "The Unforgettable Moment" (1 page), and
6) Portfolio List

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Latest reviews

Excellent choice for a well-rounded film education experience
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Current Student
  • Knowledgeable Faculty
  • Beautiful Location
  • Well-Rounded Experience
  • On Set Experience
  • Access to internships
  • Diverse students
  • Expensive
LMU's Film and Television Production MFA program is a great choice for students who want a well-rounded film education. You are able to make both fiction/non-fiction films and can choose electives that suit your interests and goals. There are also quite a few teaching assistantships and campus jobs available to students. The Westchester and Playa Vista campuses are both beautiful and we have access to all Hollywood has to offer as far as talent, locations, props, equipment, internships, gigs, etc. Going to school at LMU and living in LA is expensive and you must be prepared to navigate a city that is nonstop and quite hectic a lot of the time, but I've found that the pros definitely outweigh the cons.
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Admitted Applicant
  • Clear Instructions
  • Not much required documents or works
  • Quick responding contacts.
  • The apply site is friendly.
I applied UCLA, CalArts, Chapman and LMU for the 2016 fall and as a result I got rejected from UCLA and Chapman, waitlisted from CalArts and admitted from LMU. Honestly I don't remember much details about the apply process, but these school it is not hard to apply, they don't require too much documents or work sample and have clear instruction.

I believed LMU's requirements(portfolio, PS, etc.) are quite focus on "get to know you personally". They require a 5-page personal statement and a self-interview-telling-true-story and books and movies you like. I think it may because they have a small program. My GPA is quite low 80/100 and it may fall down under 3.0 under different calculation way so technically I need GRE score. But GRE actually submitted my score after they gave me the admission email, it can tell something I think. The school officer were very helpful, questions were replied efficiently with patient.

Anyway, application to LMU is quite "friendly" I think.
PS, Forgive my messy words, English is not my first language and now it is not my soberest moment. Good luck to everyone want to apply to film school!
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Earliest Int. Notification
January 11
Earliest Interview
January 28
Earliest Decision
March 1

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