In order to apply to the MFA Television Writing and Producing program, you must submit all required application materials, including a Creative Supplement. The application will be live in July, but you can review the required materials below to start working on the application.
Other Required Materials:
No additional information should be sent to Dodge College or the Office of Admissions outside of what is required on the application. Any outside work sent to either office will not be reviewed as part of the admission process.
1. Creative Portfolio List
Upload a one (1) to two (2) page list of activities that demonstrates your potential in your area of chosen specialization focusing on creative accomplishments. Include in this list specific items that you could submit, if requested, to Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Each listing should include a brief description of the work and your role in its creation.
2. Example of Portfolio listing (use this format):
Title: Roger's Car
16 minutes, Video 2005. Valley College
Log line: Unusual circumstance allows a sixteen-year-old to get his first car. I wrote this story for a creative writing class and produced the film with the help of my friends.
3. Writing Sample
In no more than two (2) pages. Describe a television episode about your family. Is it a comedy or a drama? Who is the main character and why? What is the central conflict or problem dealt with in the episode? How is it resolved? Submission should be typed, single-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, one-inch margins on all sides.
All application and supplemental materials must submitted electronically by the deadline below. Late applicants will be reviewed on a space available basis.
December 1, 2017Please note: We do not accept applicants for the spring semester.
Notifications will go out starting in mid-March, and will continue through May.
The cost of tuition for MFA Television Writing and Producing program is not available yet, but it should be around $42,000 for the year. For MFA Television Writing and Producing students, tuition is a flat rate charge for all classes taken during the year or over the summer. You can visit the Business Office for more specific details on tuition.
Dodge College offers fellowships to a select number of students each year. These fellowships are awarded based on the talent shown in the application materials submitted; there is no separate application process for fellowship consideration. Preference for fellowships is given to students who apply by the December 1st deadline. If you are awarded a fellowship, you will likely be notified at the time of admit. Some fellowships are awarded after the time of admit, and notification will come directly from Dodge College.
All other financial aid is awarded through the Financial Aid Office. This funding usually contains mainly student loans. You will receive your “financial aid package” from the Graduate Financial Aid Office after you have been admitted. Please contact their office directly with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You also need to send in an official copy of your degree granting undergraduate transcript. This should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admission
1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866