GRADUATE FILM FAQ

Hopefully this page will answer any questions you may have. If your question has not been answered below, please email us at admissions.gradfilm@nyu.edu

DO I NEED A BACHELOR’S DEGREE TO APPLY?

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.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?

No. Individuals of all ages are welcome to apply as long as they hold a Bachelor’s Degree.

CAN I VISIT THE DEPARTMENT?

The department offers weekly tours during the Fall semester. For more information and to sign up, click > Grad Film Tours.

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, information sessions are generally held during the months of October and November. To learn more and to sign up, click > Information Sessions.

DO YOU REQUIRE THE GRE FOR ADMISSION?

The GRE is not required for those applying to the MFA program. However, if you are applying to the Dual Degree MBA/MFA program, the Stern MBA application does require a standardized test score (such as the GRE or the GMAT). To learn more about the standardized testing requirement for Stern, click > Standardized Tests Stern.

What if I can’t fly to NYC for the interview?

Applicants who are selected for an interview are given the choice to interview in-person or online. Please note that due to Covid-19 protocols, all interviews took place online in 2021 and may remain online in the future.

HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?

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.

DO YOU OFFER ON CAMPUS HOUSING?

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.