Geena Davis Institute
Mount St. Mary's College and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media have established a long-term strategic alliance that creates new research, educational and advocacy programs under Mount St. Mary's College. Film, Media and Communication Chair, Dr. Pam Haldeman, is leading this research work.
Welcome to Mount St. Mary's College Los Angeles MFA in Film and Television Program!
When the first studios and producers came to Los Angeles and Hollywood back in the silent movie era, they were drawn by 300 days of sunshine and the belief that a youthful industry was about to hit its stride. Indeed, filmmaking became what was arguably the greatest art form of the century, bringing drama, laughter, and attractions to the masses, while ultimately inspiring the advent of television and the new media of today.
A hundred years later, Hollywood is going stronger than ever, with box office revenues approaching $11 billion, and new programming that reaches growing audiences via traditional networks and cables, as well as companies like Netflix, Youtube, and Amazon, who are creating trail-blazing content for viewers like you and me.
In other words, this is an exciting time to be a creative person in LA!
Here at Mount St. Mary's College Los Angeles MFA in Film and Television Program, we are building the next generation of cinematic storytellers, and we hope this includes you. Our MFA in Film and Television is designed to help you grow as a filmmaker, scholar, and media expert. Drawn from the finest working professionals in Hollywood, our instructors and staff will teach and inspire you, to help connect your ideas and talent to market.
We are excited to offer a cutting-edge MFA program that utilizes the latest techniques and technology, to help you grow into a successful creative professional. Our coursework is designed to give you opportunities to shoot your own films on the latest equipment, including RED cameras and 4k systems, Avid editing, and ProTools.
With classes that combine hands-on training with a knowledge of story, aesthetics, and history, the Mount is further committed to providing students and alumni access to internships and networking, as well as opportunities to pitch, screen films, and meet with producers and executives in our industry.
The entertainment business is always looking for new ideas, new talent, and new inspiration. And if the dream of making movies, TV, and art inspires you, then please apply today!
I look forward to meeting you and working together.
Ron Fernandez, MFA
Director, MFA Film and Television