Computer Lab

The Fall 2017 application will be available for download soon.

Admission is based on the following:

  • Complete TVFT MFA Application
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA Preferred
  • TOEFL Score (if applicable)
  • Transcripts from all accredited institutions of higher education or professional schools attended.  Official (sealed) copies required
  • Personal Statement (1-2 full pages)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • For the Dramatic Writing Option: Stage play, and/or television/film script writing portfolio with Portfolio Index
  • For the Production Option: Production Reel with Reel Index  
  • For the Acting/Performance Option:  Acting Reel with Reel Index and live audition
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
All materials must be submitted by February 1st for Fall 2016 admission

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must apply to BOTH the Program and the University. Application to the University requires a separate form and transcripts. For information on the University application process, please check the University website and CSU Mentor.

I . Admission to the graduate program at California State University, Los Angeles requires:
  1. Completion of a four-year college course of study and an acceptable baccalaureate from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, or completion of an equivalent academic preparation as determined by the appropriate campus authorities. 
  2. Good academic standing at the last college or university attended.
  3. Attainment of a grade point average of at least 2.5 (A=4.0) in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted.
2. Admission to the MFA program jointly sponsored by the Department of Television, Film & Media Studies and the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance further requires:
  1. A 3.0 grade point average in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units is preferred for unconditional acceptance with an articulated plan of study submitted for consideration along with a department-based application form.
  2. Submission of a portfolio of creative work and performance programs which may include production stills/film/video clips, stage plays, screenplays or television scripts.
  3. A statement of the applicant’s academic and professional objectives in the MFA.
  4. Two letters of recommendation on the applicant’s potential for success.
  5. Transcripts from all institutions of higher education or professional schools attended.
  6. A CV or resumé 
  7. Interviews will be required of all candidates.
  8. Students applying for the Performance Option will be required to audition using two contrasting monologues - four minutes in length.

Financial Assistance is Available

  • Student Assistantships and graduate teaching assistantships
  • Program, departmental and campus scholarships
  • For more information please visit the Financial Aid Website

For additional information, contact:

California State University, Los Angeles
c/o Department of Television, Film, & Media Studies
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, California 90032-8111
Telephone: 323-221-1047