Digital Filmmaking MFA Application Process
Students must be accepted by both the Graduate School and Digital Filmmaking Program. Meeting the requirements for admission to the Graduate School does not guarantee admission to the program. The Digital Filmmaking Program accepts a maximum of ten students per year and the application process is highly competitive.
Application Deadline: Applications are accepted for Fall enrollment only. Application deadline for Fall 2013 is March 31, 2013.
Graduate School Requirements: The Graduate School requires the following (see the application form for more details):
1. Completed application (Online Application)
2. Application fee ($25)
3. Transcripts (2.7 minimum GPA required)
4. GRE scores
Submit these materials to:
Graduate School Office
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Avenue, Library 328
Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001
For more information on the Graduate School requirements, contact Brenda Herring in the Graduate Office at 501-450-3124, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Requirements: In addition to the graduate school application and fee, GRE scores, and transcripts, students applying to the MFA program in Digital Filmmaking must also submit the following:
1. A statement of purpose (This should be a two to three page statement why you want to study Digital Filmmaking and what you hope to get out of the program)
2. A resume or vita
3. Two letters of recommendation
4. A portfolio of creative work: either visual—video, film work, or photographs (DVD preferred); or written—screenplays, stage plays, or fiction.
Materials may be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com or mailed to:
Digital Filmmaking MFA Application
Department of Mass Communication and Theatre
201 Donaghey Avenue, SRH 216
Conway, AR 72035
The Digital Filmmaking Program has a limited number of graduate assistantships available. Students work 20 hours per week and earn $9000 a year. Assistantship opportunities include assisting with courses, working for the student-run cable station Channel 6, working on special projects for the department, working on the website, and working the front desk. All applicants are encouraged to apply for an assistantship, and can do so here:
UCA and the Digital Filmmaking program encourage International Students to apply. In addition to the departmental requirements, additional information is needed by the University to process international applications. Please vist the UCA International Admissions Page here to review the application process and requirements for students applying from outside the United States. Click on the Graduate Admission link on the page, to begin the application process.