Please follow these guidelines when submitting your application for 2023. For best consideration, apply by January 15, 2023. Applications will formally close on February 15th, 2023.

Upcoming Information Session

The next information session is on July 26th from 1-2pm EST. 


You can register for the event here.

Step 1

Visit the Application to Graduate School website.

Complete their application and upload the following required materials:

  • Official transcripts
  • For international students from countries where English is not the official language, the TOEFL or IELTS Requirement (minimum score of 80 overall with at least a score of 20 in the speak and writing sections)
  • Statement of purpose: A one to three-page statement of your career goals and how you believe this degree will help you achieve those goals.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Résumé/CV

Step 2

Email these supplemental materials to Taylor Potter

Be sure to include the following required materials:

  • Supplemental application to Grady
  • 15 to 20 pages of (1) screenplay 
  • Link to any video samples on a PDF you’d like the admissions committee to view.


Program Overview

  • The program accepts applications until Feb. 15th each year in advance of a fall semester start.
  • Each cohort begins in the fall. Spring semester starts are not available.

Application Status

  • Applicants will be notified in March if they are selected for an interview.

Financial Support

  • The program currently does not provide assistantships or scholarships.

Transfer Students

  • The program currently does not accept transfer MFA students.


For more information about the MFA Film Program, please contact Taylor Potter.

Taylor Potter

Executive Assistant
MFA program Film, Television & Digital Media
Grady College
Office: Journalism Bldg., 340 Peabody Suite

Considering Applying?

This is the only MFA program for film production at a public university in Georgia and is offered to students at the same tuition rate as other graduate programs at UGA, making it one of the most affordable programs of its caliber in the country.

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