MFA in Cinema-TV: Directing Admissions Requirements
Priority Application Deadline*
- Fall: July 15 | Spring: December 1
*Or until the cohort is full. To determine if space is available, please contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757.352.4243.
Scroll down to review each portion of the application process, or use the links below to go directly to a specific step.
- Step 1: Application
- Step 2: Application Fee
- Step 3: Official Transcripts
- Step 4: Writing Sample
- Step 5: Demo Reel of Recent Work
Note: Your application to the graduate School of Communication & the Arts will be complete when you have submitted all of the above items.
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.
Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.
Option 1: Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee online during the application process, via our Miscellaneous Payments Form, or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.
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An official transcript from each institution you have attended is required. We are excited to offer you the service of requesting transcripts on your behalf using our Transcript Request Form.
* Please be aware that there are certain institutions from which we cannot request transcripts, including international institutions. You will be notified if we are unable to request your transcript.
Submit electronically to an admissions counselor at email@example.com.
In 750-1000 words, please write an essay about yourself, including your artistic, professional and spiritual journeys. Explain why you want to pursue the MFA in Film & Television, with a concentration in directing. In your essay, discuss your personal, professional, artistic and spiritual goals. What kinds of films do you want to make? How do you think this degree will prepare you for the media work God has planned for you? Write in a professional manner as we will evaluate this essay as your writing sample for admissions.
At the bottom of your essay please include the contact information (phone number, email and title) for two professional or educational references. These should be people who would be willing to provide our faculty with a verbal recommendation should they need to be contacted.
Those wishing to apply for the MFA in Cinema Television (Directing Concentration) must submit a demo reel of recent film work. The reel may be submitted either by DVD or by YouTube link. You can view the submission instructions here.
Other items that may be submitted as supplemental, but not required, pieces include:
Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.