Residential Session (Residentials)

Attendance at a one-week, in-person residential at an appropriate facility in Hollywood, California or Tokyo, Japan is a requirement for graduation from the MFA program. At the residential, students will attain hands-on experience with professional-grade motion picture and HD video equipment and learn from industry professionals. Seminars from industry experts will be complemented by classes with faculty, tours of facilities, and the opportunity for students to work together on filmmaking projects. The residential session adds a comprehensive, applied layer to the program to complete the final objective: "Acquire the overall intellectual and professional background needed to enter the cinematic marketplace." The tuition for the Residential Sessions is included in the total program price, but students must pay for their own travel, room and board. The Residential Session typically alternates between California and Asia.