Admission Requirements | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

Master of Fine Arts in Film and Digital Technology (MFA) Admission Requirements

  1. Have a completed baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, with an overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. (Probationary admission may be granted for applicants with a GPA of less than a 3.0 who show extreme promise through their other achievements.)
  2. Portfolio or other examples of work in film and/or digital media
  3. Completed application for admission, including:
    • Online application
    • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    • Resume and/or additional supporting information on professional or volunteer activities
    • 3-5 page statement of previous experience and current goals in the field
    • Two letters of recommendation

Recommended Deadlines:

  • Spring Enrollment - November 1
  • Fall Enrollment - July 1

We will continue to accept applications after the recommended deadline (July 1) as there is space available in the program. If you are applying after this deadline please check with the your Graduate Admission Recruiter, Rachel Fiscus, at or 412-365-1141

Integrated Degree Program

Chatham University undergraduates applying through the Integrated Degree Program (IDP) must complete all requirements outlined on their respective admission or track tab on the IDP Portal Site. All IDP applicants should work closely with their academic advisor to ensure they are meeting all requirements according to their IDP course of study.