MFA in Production
Admission into the MFA in Production is highly selective; each class is made up of only 24 students. For consideration of admission into the College of Motion Picture Arts Production program for the Fall of 2013, the application deadline is December 3, 2012. The application will be available beginning the first week of August. Below is detailed information concerning specific application requirements.
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Major Name: Motion Picture Arts - Production
Degree Level: Masters
Applicants must upload the following items to the on-line application. All applications for the MFA in Production must be submitted online. All materials must be submitted by December 3, 2012, or your application will be incomplete and will not be reviewed by the admissions committee.
- Unofficial Transcript(s): Two documents are required for this section: one document should be a scanned copy of your most recent transcript(s) indicating all college-level work. In addition, complete and upload the GPA computation worksheet and upload it as the second document. The link to that worksheet may be found in the on-line application. If you need assistance completing the GPA computation worksheet, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will also need to have an official copy of your transcript mailed to the Graduate Admissions office, 282 Champions Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400 by the application deadline.
- Resumé: The resume should be 1-3 pages in length and list degrees, employment and/or previous creative endeavors.
- Statement of Purpose: The statement of purpose should describe your artistic experiences, creative influences, personal objectives and future career goals, as well as any other personal information you believe relevant to consideration for the program. The statement of purpose must be 500 to 1,000 words in length.
- Three Letters of Recommendation: The on-line application requests that you enter names and email addresses for the individuals who will be writing letters on your behalf. Then the on-line application sends those individuals a request that they return their letters on your behalf directly to our on-line application via a link that we provide. They may be a combination of academic and professional in nature. Personal recommendations will not be accepted. Letters of recommendation must be received by the application deadline.
- OPTIONAL: A sample of your best written work. The creative writing sample must be original work of no greater than 20 pages. The sample can be any one of the following: a short play or screenplay; the first 20 pages of a full-length play or feature-length screenplay; a short story; or a work of narrative creative non-fiction. Only one writing sample will be accepted.
- OPTIONAL: A sample of your best visual work. The visual sample must be original work and can be any one of the following: a short film of up to 30 minutes or the first 30 minutes of a feature-length film on DVD; photographs (no more than 8 photos, unmounted, no larger than 8 x 10); or scanned and printed images of other original artwork (no more than 8, no larger than 8 x 10). The visual sample must be clearly labeled with the applicant’s name and address. Only one visual sample will be accepted. Visual samples must be mailed directly to the College of Motion Picture Arts, A3100 University Center, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2350 and received no later than the application deadline of December 3.
- OPTIONAL: If you would like to apply for a graduate assistantship with the College of Motion Picture Arts, please upload a one-page document within the graduate application describing your specific background and experience, such as teaching and administrative positions you have held. You may also include pertinent information concerning your financial circumstances.
Students applying to the Motion Picture Arts - Production major are NOT required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
All international students must complete a TOEFL examination before admittance to any FSU graduate program. Requirements for the TOEFL can be found here. The Institutional code is 5219.
Approximately 96 Production applicants will be invited for mandatory on-campus interviews with the Motion Picture Arts Admissions Committee. Those selected to interview for Fall 2013 admission will be notified no less than 10 days prior to the interview session. We anticipate that interviews will take place during February and March 2013; specific dates have not yet been determined. International applicants will conduct their interviews via Skype.
Please contact Nick McKaig at (850) 644-8524 or email@example.com with any questions concerning the MFA Production admissions process.