Consistently ranked as one of the nation's best film schools, LMU's School of Film and Television offers three highly regarded graduate programs that focus on the art and process of creative visual storytelling. Our rigorous academic programs foster innovation, diversity, and artistic vision—emphasizing the Jesuit tradition of humanism alongside the technical and professional aspects of writing and production.

Experiential Learning

Our elite group of 130 graduate students benefits from small, focused classes and individual mentor relationships that form the foundation of our program. Collaborative, hands-on workshops encourage students to explore creative boundaries in a noncompetitive environment. Graduate students work in close partnership with both professors and peers to produce a professional portfolio of work that defines their unique artistic vision.

Professional Development

Each three-year M.F.A. program combines rigorous coursework in process and craft with an emphasis on professional development that prepares students to succeed in the ever-evolving entertainment industry. From working with cutting-edge technology to perfecting the art of the pitch, SFTV graduates are prepared to enter the profession with a mastery of their art and an insider's understanding of the industry.

Degrees Offered

Come visit us in Playa Vista!

During your tour, you will learn more about our M.F.A. programs and get a behind the scenes look at our new cutting-edge Playa Vista Campus. To schedule a tour, please go to our SFTV Graduate Program Tours registration site.

Tours last about 45-minutes. You can also choose to schedule a 30-minute meeting with Jenny Vasquez, Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment & Admissions.


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Laura Franco '17
Appreciating the global perspective