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Thank you for your interest in the College of Motion Picture Arts. Admission into the college is highly selective; the College admits students into the program in the fall semester only. Please carefully review the requirements listed below.
Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and must have at least a 3.0 GPA in upper-division coursework (all undergraduate courses completed after reaching 60 credits).
Applicants are not required to have previous experience in screenwriting or film-related coursework. However, strong candidates should be able to demonstrate an active interest in visual and/or narrative storytelling through coursework, internships, creative works, job experience, and/or compelling life experiences, and how that experience will help make them strong filmmakers.
Enter the Florida State University Graduate Application when you are ready to apply. The application will be available August 1st.
Select Major Name: Motion Picture Arts - Writing
Degree Level: Masters
Applicants must upload the following items to the on-line application. All materials for the MFA in Writing must be submitted online. Any materials sent by mail will not be considered. The Fall 2016 application is now closed.
You must also have an official copy of your transcript(s) sent by your institution(s) to the Graduate Admissions office at 282 Champions Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400 or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by the application deadline.
Students applying to the Motion Picture Arts - Writing major MUST submit scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
All international students must complete a TOEFL or IELTS examination before admission to any FSU graduate program. The College of Motion Picture Arts requires an internet-based TOEFL score of 90 or an IELTS score of 7. Florida State University’s institutional code is 5219.
Graduate Assistantships students of the MFA in Writing program are available during the second year of study, and will include teaching responsibilities for the College. Writing students can apply for an assistantship at the end of their first year of study.
Approximately 24 Writing applicants will be invited for a mandatory on-campus interview with the Motion Picture Arts Admissions Committee. Those selected to interview for Fall 2016 admission will be notified no less than 10 days prior to the interview session. Interviews typically take place during mid-February and March; specific dates have not yet been determined. International applicants will have the option to conduct their interviews via Skype.
If you have any questions concerning the MFA Production admissions process, please contact Gloria McElroy, Staff Director of Admissions and Recruitment, at email@example.com or 850-644-8524.