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» MBA/MFA in Film and TV Producing

Offered in conjunction with the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, the MBA/MFA in Film and Television Producing program is designed for individuals seeking a management or executive level position at a production company, talent agency, studio or television network. The program requires three years of full-time study and gives students the opportunity to obtain two highly marketable professional degrees.

All core courses are taken as a cohort during the day in a consecutive, planned format.

Please visit the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts for more information about the MFA program.

+ - Application Requirements

  • Submit the online application at Apply Now
  • Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • Official transcript from undergraduate degree granting institution
    • Send electronically to admtranscript@chapman.edu
    • Send via mail to:
      Chapman University
      Office of Graduate Admissions
      One University Drive
      Orange, CA 92866
  • Official GMAT or GRE score (institution code 4047)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview
  • International applicants must also submit the following:
    • Official TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or Cambridge English Advanced Exam test score
    • Please click here for more information on our international admission requirements

+ - Sample Program Plan

Total credits 86



Fall  Evolution of Narrative Film I
Strategies for Competitive Advantage
Economic Analysis for Business
Accounting and Financial Analysis
Statistics for Business Decisions
Winter Accounting for Management and Control
Spring Fundamentals of Screenwriting
Organization and Management 
Marketing Management
Financial Management
Business Analytics 
Summer Operations and Technology Management
Fall second year Production Workshop I
Production and Set Management for Film Production
Overview of Producing 
Understanding Global Business Environment 
Spring second year Story Development for Producers 
Independent Feature Filmmaking 
Strategic Management 
Production Workshop IV for Producers 
Business elective 
Summer second year Independent Internship 
Fall third year Marketing, Distribution and Exhibition 
Thesis in Producing I
Entertainment Law
Spring third year The Development Process of Film and Television 
Film and Television Financing 
Thesis in Producing II 

+ - Tuition

Please visit Tuition and Fees page for MFA/MBA information. 

Application Deadlines

MBA/MFA in Film and TV Producing

December 15