MFA in Television, Film and Theatre




Drawing on the strengths of faculty in Television, Film, Media Studies and Theatre Arts, the M.F.A. in TVFT seeks to define and promote a new generation of artists who are capable of working across the traditional boundaries of television, film and theatre to combine innovative art practice with leading edge, technical knowledge. Applicants should demonstrate their potential to succeed in a rigorous, hybrid, creative/critical environment and an interest in exploring new directions in creative practice.

  • Study at a diverse multicultural, multilingual, 21st century campus at the heart of the entertainment industry
  • Award-winning teaching and active research, performance, and media arts faculty
  • Proximity and access to performance, television, film and new media industries
  • Entertainment industry internship opportunities and placements through the California State University statewide Media Internship Program

A Pathway to

  • Acting in stage, television and film productions
  • Directing for television, film and professional theatre
  • Dramatic writing for stage, television and film
  • Advanced level education for stage, television and film in acting, production, and writing

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


IMPORTANT NOTE: Application to the University requires a separate form. For information check the University website and CSU Mentor