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Application Requirements

Master of Arts in Communication - Directing

Below are the admission requirements for your degree program. Your application to the graduate School of Communication & the Arts will be complete when you have submitted all of the following items:

  • Admission application - Apply Now
  • $50 nonrefundable fee to activate application
  • Personal goals statement
  • Faculty recommendation
  • General recommendation
  • Current résumé
  • Official transcripts from each college and university attended sent directly to Enrollment Support Services (ESS)
  • Official test results (within the last five years) from the GRE or MAT sent directly to Enrollment Support Services (ESS)
  • Interview with admissions counselor in person or by phone
  • A discipline-specific original essay (see details below)

Essay details

Your original essay should be at least 700 words (Times New Roman, 12-point font, double spaced). Be sure to justify your response with sound reasoning and references (MLA or APA stylebook preferred). Submit electronically to an admissions counselor at

Identify your favorite film genre. Describe the main identifiable elements of that genre. Briefly discuss a film you believe serves as the best example of that genre.

Now, explore the types of films you would like to make at Regent. If the above informs that decision, explain how and why.

All applicants, regardless of desired program, must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. Official transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities and official GRE or MAT test scores must be sent directly to the university's Enrollment Support Services (ESS) Office. The address is:

Regent University
Enrollment Support Services
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

All other admissions materials should be emailed to the School of Communication & the Arts Admissions Office. Address emails to “Admissions Committee” at

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