How to Apply

Digital Filmmaking MFA Application Process


Students must be accepted by both the Graduate School and Digital Filmmaking Program. Meeting the requirements for admission to the Graduate School does not guarantee admission to the program. The Digital Filmmaking Program only accepts ten students per year and the application process is highly competitive.


Application Deadline: Applications are accepted for Fall enrollment only. Application deadline for Fall 2010 is March 31, 2011.


Graduate School Requirements: The Graduate School requires the following (see the application form for more details):


1. Completed application

2. Application fee ($25)

3. Transcripts (2.7 minimum GPA required)

4. GRE scores


Submit these materials to:

Graduate School Office

University of Central Arkansas

201 Donaghey Avenue, Library 328

Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001


For more information on the Graduate School requirements, contact Brenda Herring in the Graduate Office at 501-450-3124,


Application for Admission

Application for Graduate Assistantship


Program Requirements: In addition to the graduate school application and fee, GRE scores, and transcripts, students applying to the MFA program in Digital Filmmaking must also submit the following:


1. A statement of purpose (why you want to study Digital Filmmaking)

2. A resume or vita

3. Two letters of recommendation

4. A portfolio of creative work: either visual—video, film work, or photographs (DVD preferred); or written—screenplays, stage plays, or fiction.


Submit these materials to:

Digital Filmmaking MFA Application

Department of Mass Communication and Theatre

201 Donaghey Avenue, SRH 216

Conway, AR 72035


International Students

UCA and the Digital Filmmaking program encourage International Students to apply. In addition to the departmental requirements, additional information is needed by the University to process international applications. Please vist the UCA International Admissions Page here to review the application process and requirements for students applying from outside the United States. Click on the Graduate Admission link on the page, to begin the application process.

International Graduate Admissions