Television, Film & New Media Production, MA
How to Apply
First, follow the graduate steps to apply.
Then, submit to the department:
- Three letters of recommendation. At least one letter from an academic reference and at least one letter from a professor or professional acquainted with the applicants creative activities.
- Resume that includes any film and/or video production experience you have
- The best evidence applicant can provide of creativity, technical skill level, and command of the medium. Generally, a sample reel is the most useful. The sample reel should be a film, videocassette (VHS) or DVD of work in which applicant held a key creative role (writer/director, cinematographer, editor, sound designer, production designer). Credits must be clearly indicated. Even though long work may be submitted, no more than 10 minutes of the work provided will be viewed, so cue, or specify appropriate cueing, of sample. In lieu of a sample reel, other examples might include a sample of original textual work (play, story, or screenplay for writers/directors) or visual material (drawings, storyboards, designs, or studio photography that may reflect lighting, framing, or composition skills).
- A list, by author and title, of six books (novels, plays, essays) that have influenced applicant artistically
- A list of three films (narratives, documentaries, experimental), plays or television programs that applicant admires, devoting one paragraph to each work
- A list and description (in a sentence) of applicants hobbies and interests outside of film, video, and theatre
- Personal Statement: a short essay describing your creative and career goals and how you think this program will benefit you (maximum two pages)
Fall 2013 Deadline
Step 1: CSUMentor Application—March 1
Step 2 and 3: File completion—April 1
All application materials including departmental requirements must be submitted by the file completion date.
Domestic Applicants: Closed
International Applicants: Closed