This is a Master's Degree program. You must have a Bachelor’s Degree or be in the process of completing your Bachelor's Degree in order to be considered for the program. If you have a question about this, please contact Graduate Admissions.
Hopefully this page will answer any questions you may have. If your question has not been answered below, please feel free to call us 212-998-1780 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. Your Bachelor’s Degree can be in any area of study.
No. Individuals of all ages are welcome to apply as long as they hold a Bachelor’s Degree.
Yes. The Graduate Film Program offers weekly tours during the Fall & Spring semesters. The public can sign up online here.
We encourage prospective students to attend a tour where a current Graduate Film student will speak about the program, show our facilities, and answer questions. The Department discourages drop-in visits as visitors are not guaranteed the opportunity to speak to a representative without prior notice.
In addition, weekly information sessions are held during the month of October. This is an open forum where questions will be answered. Dates and a sign up will be available online here.
Prospective students visiting New York who are unavailable for tours or information sessions may contact the Graduate Film Admissions Coordinator, Susan Carnival (212-998-1753), to request an appointment.
The GRE is not required for application to the MFA Program. However, if you are applying to the Dual Degree Program, the MCAT or GRE is required. Please contact the Stern School of Business for detailed information.
Two letters of recommendation are required. You may include three, but it is not required or recommended.
We ask that all letters of recommendation be submitted by the application deadline.
Transcripts can be uploaded or sent to the Tisch Graduate Admissions office on or before the application deadline.
Slideroom will open in early September.
Please do not substitute, vary, or add extraneous or additional pieces. This will lead to automatic disqualiﬁcation.
A small group of semi-finalists are invited to interview by the faculty.
If you are an applicant who lives outside the United States, you can do an interview on Skype.
We accept 36 students each year.
The program is 3 consecutive years of coursework. Students may graduate at the end of the 3 years, or maintain matriculation for one additional year to complete their thesis.
Read through the ‘Course of Study,’ which gives you an overview of the program.
Yes, please visit our financial aid page for detailed information.
A breakdown of current costs is available here.
There are a limited number of spaces available for graduate students in campus housing. We suggest taking advantage of our large network of current students and alumni who are often subletting their apartments or looking for roommates.
NYU offers a career development office through Tisch Student Affairs.