Fine Arts - Film & TV Production

Loyola Marymount University

36 months
1162 USD/credit
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In the Film & Television Production program, students gain experience in the crucial leadership role of director/producer/writer, with an emphasis on experiential learning. You can stress narrative or documentary production and are encouraged to explore both. Students are required to shoot three films during their studies, including their thesis film.


You’ll have ample access to industry-standard equipment and facilities and more opportunities than you can imagine to produce your own work and to crew on the film projects of fellow students. In your first year alone, you’ll deliver 3-5 short narrative or documentary projects in collaboration with future editors, sound designers and other key craftspeople.

The Production MFA emphasizes experiential learning and small class size. This facilitates hundreds of hours on two dedicated production stages and in fully furnished scene and prop shops. And you’ll get plenty of practice on advanced lighting and grip equipment and Red and Canon C300 digital cameras. You’ll expand your production skills working one-on-one with faculty–who are also industry specialists–and learn from visiting instructors who have included visual effects supervisor Richard Taylor (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, District 9) and producer Paula Wagner (Jack Reacher, Mission: Impossible III). The school’s tapeless orientation eases post-production. Your work is saved to a central server so you can call up your project from any computer station at any stage, and then screen your finished film in Mayer Theater.

You’ll come into the graduate program in Film & Television Production with some expertise, an idea of your creative identity and a growing professional network. You will exit transformed–and ready to start your career.

Be able to:
  • Take an idea and translate it into an imaginative visual and aural work that communicates ideas to a targeted audience
  • Apply learned techniques of film production to creative works of their own: write a screenplay, direct actors and camera, record, design and mix sound, edit picture and sound
  • Balance creative work with the practical aspects of mounting a production: budgeting, location scouting, casting, set design and construction, post-production
  • Follow industry standards for safety regulations, permitting and insurance requirements
  • Collaborate in an effective and flexible way: be able to work as a member of a team as well as assume leadership when necessary
  • Engage fully in critiques as part of the creative process; offer useful feedback to classmates and in turn, be interested in revising creative work based on feedback from others

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Production
  • Cinematography
  • Post-Production
  • Writing for Production
  • Intermediate Documentary Pre-Production
  • Intermediate Writing for Narrative Production

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts (two copies) of all colleges and universities attended
  • Official TOEFL score or IELTS score (for international students)
  • Two letters of recommendation (unless otherwise specified)
  • Official test scores (GMAT, GRE, CBEST, etc.)
  • Personal statement and/or resume
  • Program-specific forms, application or interview

Tuition Fee

  • National

    1162 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1162 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • Based on : $1,162 per unit


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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Fine Arts - Film & TV Production
Loyola Marymount University