American Film Institute

Degrees Offered
2 Year Conservatory
Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design, Screenwriting
Tuition Range
$40k to $50k

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Acceptance Rate:

According to this Google doc, 5 out of 12 members were admitted in 2015 to AFI for a 40% acceptance rate. For 2016, 11 out of 31 members were admitted to AFI for a 35% acceptance rate.

The AFI Conservatory receives hundreds of applications each year. Enrollment is limited to 140 Fellows — 28 Cinematographers, 28 Directors, 14 Editors, 28 Producers, 14 Production Designers and 28 Screenwriters.

Application deadline:

Directing and Screenwriting have a hard deadline of 11:59 p.m. PST on December 1, 2016

December 1, 2016:

The following disciplines have priority deadlines for scholarship consideration. Only those applications received by the priority deadlines below will be considered for AFI Scholarship funding. Applications for admission, however, may be accepted after the priority deadline date but not considered for scholarship.

February 1, 2017:

April 1, 2017:
Production Design

Full application FAQ: American Film Institute - AFI Conservatory FAQs

Notable Alumni:

John Cassavetes
David Lynch
Terrence Malick
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