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Giving

As a premiere private institution, the school of film and television at LMU relies on the generosity of our alumni, friends, parents and corporate partners to provide the highest level of education in all areas of film, animation, television and digital media. It is because of the generous support of our LMU family that we are able to remain relevant in the ever-changing filmmaking industry.

Each year we increasingly rely on the support of alumni, parents and friends—like you—to offer students the finest programs and services. From panel discussions with some of the most influential leaders in the entertainment industry to a full-service internship program, we strive to maintain an educational environment that enriches the lives of everyone here at the School of Film and Television.

Our Director of Development, Stacy Barnes will be happy to assist you with making a meaningful gift to SFTV. Please contact her to discuss the various giving options.

stacy.barnes@lmu.edu or call at 310-338-5981

Graduate

You can earn an MFA in one of three areas of emphasis:

The Writing & Producing for Television program will prepare you for a professional career in the television industry. Small class sizes (each cohort is a maximum of eight) facilitate close collaboration among students in a non-competitive, workshop environment. Unlike other programs, you will leave with a portfolio of speculative scripts, pilots and a webisode or trailer for a series you will write and produce.

The Screenwriting program teaches you how to think like a screenwriter through a progression of rigorous classes, constantly updated to ensure relevance in an evolving industry. Writers graduate with a minimum of three polished feature screenplays and two television scripts; you also leave with a solid understanding of the industry and the business skills necessary to succeed.  

In the Film & Television Production program, you will gain experience in the crucial leadership role of director/producer/writer, with an emphasis on experiential learning. You can stress narrative or documentary production, and are encouraged to explore both. Students are required to shoot three films during their studies, including their thesis film.