Department of Film

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Admissions

Bachelor of Arts in Film

In order to be admitted to the film department as a film major:

  • You are required to have a 2.3 gpa
  • You must apply online

Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting

Students are admitted in the fall term of each academic year, with the review of applications beginning Jan. 15. The application process is two-fold:

  1. Apply online to the Graduate College. Please ensure that you apply for an assistantship. While it's not guaranteed, we try to match every student with an assistantship, but that's only possible if the application is completed. The assistantship covers $10,000 a school year with tuition waived.
  2. Submit the following materials to the film department*:
    • A writing sample to the graduate coordinator. This sample should be a screenplay. A stage play or prose fiction will suffice if approved by the coordinator. The sample is needed to demonstrate narrative ability.
    • The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.
    • Be interviewed, by telephone or in person, by the graduate coordinator.

*Send electronic pdfs to sean.clark@unlv.edu or by hard copy to Sean Clark, UNLV Film; 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 455015; Las Vegas, NV 89154-5015.