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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 in a consecutive, planned format.

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


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+ - 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:

+ - Sample Program Plan

Total credits 86

Sample Program Plan

Term

Courses

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.

+ - Argyros Ambassadors

Argyros Ambassadors

Riqué Carroll

Riqué is a student in the joint MBA/MFA in Producing program. She completed her undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University studying Media Arts with an emphasis producing and documentary. While in her undergrad she spent time as an associate producer for BYUtv producing short films. Following an internship, RED Digital Cinema offered her a full-time position in Los Angeles, as an education and marketing manager. Riqué also worked for RED’s studio, RED Studios Hollywood, as a production and stage manager. She worked with many clients such as Lionsgate, NBC, Fox, TNT, Warner Bros also spent time in New York City working as RED’s east coast sales manager while managing the flagship retail location. The move to New York launched her career in production managing and she eventually moved to Salt Lake City to work independently in commercial and TV production. Riqué has coordinated commercials for Comcast and Google as well as many independent web advertisements for tech companies. Her time in Utah included being a production coordinator for the TV Show “Studio C” which included a live show featuring SNL’s Kenan Thompson in New York City.

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Kripa Koshi

Visual storytelling has been a lifelong passion that Kripa has explored quite dynamically over the span of her 10+ year media career in India, UK and USA. She started out as a TV news journalist and soon progressed to producing scripted and unscripted television shows working with some globally renowned media brands along the way. In her most recent role as Supervising Producer at a premium Digital Content Distributor, she was responsible for developing content and supervising creative teams in script to screen execution of 3 short films. Some of the brands she has been associated with are Quibi, A&E Networks, The History Channel, CNBC-TV18 and CNN International. Keen to grasp the larger business context of Broadcast Entertainment and to stay ahead of the creative curve, she is currently enrolled at Chapman University to pursue a joint MBA-MFA degree in Producing for Film and TV. She expects to graduate in 2020. While at school, she continues to partner with leading Film and Media Brands, part-time.

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Application Deadlines

MBA/MFA in Film and TV Producing

December 15