AFI Conservatory Acceptance Rate & Minimum GPA

Chris W

Willem was robbed
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According to data from our Application Tracker the reported acceptance rate and minimum GPAs for American Film Institute are the following:

AFI - Cinematography
  • FilmSchool.org AFI Acceptance Rate: 50% (9 out of 18 applications)
  • Lowest Reported Minimum GPA: 3.01
  • Earliest Interview Notification Date: February 19
  • Earliest Interview Date: March 1
  • Earliest Decision Date: March 13
AFI - Directing
  • FilmSchool.org AFI Acceptance Rate: 32% (20 out of 63 applications)
  • Lowest Reported Minimum GPA: 2.8
  • Earliest Interview Notification Date: January 18
  • Earliest Interview Date: January 31
  • Earliest Decision Date: March 3
AFI - Editing
  • FilmSchool.org AFI Acceptance Rate: 85% (6 out of 7 applications)
  • Lowest Reported Minimum GPA: 3.4
  • Earliest Interview Notification Date: February 12
  • Earliest Interview Date: March 5
  • Earliest Decision Date: April 2
AFI - Producing
  • FilmSchool.org AFI Acceptance Rate: 75% (15 out of 20 applications)
  • Lowest Reported Minimum GPA: 3.6
  • Earliest Interview Notification Date: January 30
  • Earliest Interview Date: February 3
  • Earliest Decision Date: February 15
AFI - Screenwriting
  • FilmSchool.org AFI Acceptance Rate: 53% (28 out of 53 applications)
  • Lowest Reported Minimum GPA: 1.37
  • Earliest Interview Notification Date: January 15
  • Earliest Interview Date: January 28
  • Earliest Decision Date: March 13
For data from other film programs see this article as well as the Application Tracker:

 
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Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
No Production Design again......?
The only production design application in our database so far is yours.


I'm assuming some of the data would be similar though.
 

FilmCanMan

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There is NO WAY these are accurate numbers. The admission rate into the DP and Directing Programs above 50%? I graduated in '08 and I know first hand that they get THOUSANDS of applicants for the DP and Directing programs from all over the world and pick 28 or so in EACH DISCIPLINE, so you do the math.
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
There is NO WAY these are accurate numbers. The admission rate into the DP and Directing Programs above 50%? I graduated in '08 and I know first hand that they get THOUSANDS of applicants for the DP and Directing programs from all over the world and pick 28 or so in EACH DISCIPLINE, so you do the math.
It's self reported so of course it's more highly skewed. It will get more accurate as more people add their data to the database. It's also based off members of this site.. and if you're really into filmmaking and on this site... the chances that your application will be accepted are perhaps higher as you're probably very conscientious and thus more likely to be accepted... but of course it's survivorship bias as well. It's interesting though which is why we present the data.

However, if you graduated in 08 we'd love it if you could review the program on the site. It can be anonymous. Pages to review are below:

American Film Institute (AFI) - Cinematography

American Film Institute (AFI) - Cinematography

Focusing on the art and craft of visual storytelling, Fellows receive instruction from professional cinematographers.

American Film Institute (AFI) - Directing

American Film Institute (AFI) - Directing

The Directing program focuses on narrative, visual language and performance.
 
There is NO WAY these are accurate numbers. The admission rate into the DP and Directing Programs above 50%? I graduated in '08 and I know first hand that they get THOUSANDS of applicants for the DP and Directing programs from all over the world and pick 28 or so in EACH DISCIPLINE, so you do the math.
Do you know how many people they interview by any chance?
 

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