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To Apply: Cal State LA's MFA program only accepts students for admission every other year.  Prospective students must apply through CSU Apply -- the Fall 2022 application opened on Oct 1, 2021 and will close on Feb 15, 2022.  NO APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER FEB. 15, 2022 WILL BE CONSIDERED.

For questions: email [email protected] or call (323)-343-4110

The requirements specific to the MFA in TVFT program application are listed below, as well as on CSU Apply.   

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Criteria for applications to the MFA Program:
  • GPA minimum: 3.0 or above
  • Cover Letter: a brief greeting and summary of the contents of your application and supplemental materials
  • Resume or CV: an overview of your experience in your chosen field as well as related experience(s), achievements, awards and more.
  • Personal Statement/Letter of Intent: in 1-2 pages, tell us your personal/artistic path and goals and answer the questions: "Why the MFA in TVFT program at Cal State LA?" and "Why this option (Acting, Content Creation, Writing)?"  
  • Unofficial Transcript (you will have to submit an official transcript if/when you confirm your admission)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Supplemental materials - ACTING OPTION ONLY:
    • Two contrasting monologues, no longer than 4 minutes in total. You can upload to YouTube, Vimeo, or your own website, but you must provide links that are viewable (not password protected).  You MUST provide this audition vidoe, regardless of participation in URTAs, USITT Links, or any other "offsite" auditions. Be sure to include the title of play, playwright, and character in your introduction (or "slate").  NOTE: Finalist applicants will need to be available for either in-person or online Skype audtions/interviews with the Admissions Committee.  Dates for these auditions are TBD.  Finalist applicants will be contacted directly via email to sign-up for dates and times. 
  • Supplemental materials - CONTENT CREATION OPTION ONLY:
    • You will submit online links for portfolio work - a minimum of three samples of work in a digital format.  Examples include (but are not limited to): a short film, still photos of lighting design, concept art, etc.  Indicate your role in each project.  Please ensure that your links will be viewable by the committee members (not password protected). Next to each link, please include the title, date, and your role on the project.  While there is no minimum length, if the work is longer than 15 minutes, please indicate which section to view (maximum of 15 minute segment). NOTE: Finalist applicants will need to be available for either in-person or online Skype interviews with the Admissions Committee.  Dates for these auditions are TBD.  Finalist applicants will be contacted directly via email to sign-up for dates and times. 
  • Supplemental Materials - WRITING OPTION ONLY:
    • ​Writing portfolio samples - please submit links for: 1)  a 1-3 page synopsis/beat sheet of a full-length work (screenplay, spec script, pilot script, or play); 2) up to 15 pages of that same screenplay, spec script, pilot script, or play.  All submissions should be in English.  Your spelling, grammar, formatting, and structure will be considered during the review process, as well as the content and concepts.  Please ensure that your links will be viewable (public access is best).  NOTE: Finalist applicants will need to be available for either in-person or online Skype interviews with the Admissions Committee.  Dates for these auditions are TBD.  Finalist applicants will be contacted directly via email to sign-up for dates and times.
  • Optional: additional websites/webpages that highlight your work (if relevant)
  • If you graduated from a college where English was not the language of instruction, you must submit a TOEFL Score Report

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For questions: email [email protected] or call (323)-343-4110