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Film, Television, & Photography

Graduate Programs


Admission Requirements for Certificates in Film

A baccalaureate or graduate degree is NOT required for admission to the certificate programs. Applicants, however, must exhibit maturity and a serious desire to learn more about the subject matter.  

Students wishing to continue their studies may opt to have up to 6 units in the certificate program applied towards the requirements of a BA, BS, BFA or MFA at the Mount.

Application Requirements

All graduate applicants are responsible for submitting the following:


Applicants must complete and submit an online Application in order to be considered for admission. You may start an application at


Please outline all of your educational and professional experiences, including any relevant research and experiences. You may upload it to your online application or submit it at a later time as an attachment via email to 


All applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges, universities, and post-secondary institutions attended. 

Important: Transcripts must be issued and sent directly from the institution to the Graduate Admission Office in order for them to be considered official. Copies of transcripts mailed or hand-delivered by applicants will be considered unofficial.

Official transcripts may be sent to Mount Saint Mary’s University in one of two ways:

Mail Delivery

Mount Saint Mary’s University
Graduate Admission Office
10 Chester Place, Mailbox 181
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Electronic Delivery

Please instruct your institution to submit secure, electronically-delivered transcript to

Unofficial transcripts can be accepted for admission review purposes. If admitted, students must submit official transcripts by the time class registration opens for the following semester to ensure continuance in the program. Scanned, unofficial copies can be sent via email to

International Transcript Credential Evaluation

Transcripts from international institutions must be evaluated by a professional agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( Evaluations must include a course-by-course evaluation, indicate the type of degree received, the U.S. equivalency of the degree, the date the degree was conferred, and a cumulative grade point average based on the U.S. equivalent 4.0 scale.

Admission Interview

In addition to submitting a full application, applicants who are under consideration for admission may be invited to an in-person interview with the academic director and/or a faculty member as part of the admission decision process.

Admission interviews are by invitation only, and an invitation to interview is not a guarantee of admission to the program.


The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is NOT required.

For Questions or Assistance

For questions or assistance related to the graduate application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions by phone: 213-477-2800 or via email: