San Francisco State University - School of Cinema (M.F.A.)

Degrees Offered
3 Year M.F.A.
Documentary Filmmaking, Film & Television Production, Film Studies
Yearly Tuition
$20k to $30k
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Application Deadlines
November 30, 2019
Acceptance Rate
Lowest Accepted GPA
Earliest Int. Notification
March 12
Earliest Interview
March 15
Earliest Decision
February 21
Our MFA program offers rigorous, professional training in cinema production in conjunction with an understanding of cinema history, theory and aesthetics. The faculty supports production practice in diverse forms – narrative, experimental, documentary, animation, or hybrid, and our graduate writer/directors become skilled in both traditional cinematic and emerging digital technologies. The MFA program also prepares filmmakers to teach cinema at the college or university level. Cinema’s creatively active faculty regularly share from their own production experiences, coordinate master classes with distinguished practicing professionals, arrange for visiting independent filmmakers to screen contemporary work, and facilitate student connection with local cinema and arts organizations.
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Minimum GPA (according to school)
GRE Required?
Portfolio Required?
Letters of Reference Req.
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Application Requirements
1) Personal Statement (3 pages),
2) Example of Academic Writing (7-12 pages), and
3) Creative Example (5 minutes),

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