Chatham University


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

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. Portfolio or other examples of work in film and/or digital media
  4. Completed application for admission, including:
    • Completed application form. Apply online or download the application form at
    • 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
    • Payment of a non-refundable $45 application fee if submitting paper application (no fee is required for the online application)

Recommended Deadlines:

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 admission counselor, Athena Wintruba, 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.