MFA in Filmmaking

Regulations for International Student Enrollment and Study in the MFA Program in Filmmaking, Department of Filmmaking

Modified by 6th Department Conference, 2nd Semester, 98th school  year of school, (June 24, 2010 )

Regulation 1: The regulations are according to the Fifth Regulation of Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan of the Ministry of Education, and TNUA Regulations for the Admission of International Students. 

Regulation 2: Applicants should be qualified according to Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan, and TNUA Regulations for the Admission of International Students. GPA should be above “B” or above 75. Grades in related studying fields should also be above “B” or above 75.      

Regulation 3: How to evaluate foreign applicants: (1) Professional Works (60%), (2) Future Study Plan (40%). There will be an interview, if necessary. The Interview grade will be included into the Study Plan grade. The Department of Filmmaking decides the method of interviewing.  

Regulation 4: Applicants should submit 3 copies each of the following in the second evaluation:

(A)Professional Works

1. DIRECTING PROGRAM: DVD of a feature or short film/video work (minimum 5 minutes, fiction preferable), any genre, on which the applicant is the sole director. (Only DVD format is accepted. DVDs should be able to play in all DVD players.

2. SCREENWRITING PROGRAM

Original feature or short fictional film script (minimum 30 minutes or 30 scenes), not an adaptation or script written with other writers. If the script was filmed, attach DVD (3 copies). (Only DVD format is accepted. DVD should be able to play in all DVD players.) If more than one work is submitted, indicate the primary work. The others are for reference and will not be taken into consideration for grading. If there is no indication of the primary work, the The Department of Filmmaking will choose.

3. PRODUCING PROGRAM

(1) A feature or short film (minimum 25 minutes) where the candidate worked as an executive producer, producer, associate producer or production assistant.Along with written materials, including a statement of theme (big idea), target audience, script, budget, releasing plan, market evaluation, marketing proposal, etc. Submit one DVD of the feature film (3 copies). The number of DVDs submitted should not exceed 3. If more than one work is submitted, indicate the primary work. The others are for reference and will not be taken into consideration for grading. If there is no indication of the primary work, the Department of Filmmaking will choose.

(2) Students interested in film festival programming can (instead of submitting a film they have produced) submit the following written materials about a completed film that they have worked on in some meningful capacity: 10 describe your activities on behalf of the submitted film, and a written account of the film exhibition activity of that submitted film (including but not limited to exhibition of a single film or a film festival) and the final report and evaluation of the exhibition. The project proposal should include idea, target audience, exhibited film(s) and the exhibition, budget, funding resources, personnel, marketing plan, etc.

(B) All students should submit a resume and certification (if applicable) of working in a film-related job, as well as DVD (3 copies) of that movie, television, or video work (minimum 25 minutes). (Only DVD format is accepted. DVDs should be able to play in all DVD players.

Students who did not elect to submit a project proposal of a film exhibition activity should submit description of the primary work (3 copies for each work), which should include:

  1. Synopsis (not over one page).
  2. Self-evaluation of work the applicant did as director, writer, producer, etc. (not over one page).
  3. Declaration form for owning the copyright, or approval letter from the copyright owner, of the submitted works.
  4. Study plan (3 copies) including biography, goals, plans, and methods for execution. (Type horizontally on A4 paper, in vertical order, with cover.)
  5. Resume: Focus on film or video making experiences on which the applicant worked. Indicate positions in detail. Other media experience is used for reference.
  6. College transcripts (3 copies). Include the original transcript.

Regulation 5: Situations not listed will follow Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan of the Ministry of Education, and TNUA Regulations for the Admission of International Students.  

Regulation 6: Regulations are approved and modified by the relevant committees of the Department of Filmmaking , and accepted by the Dean’s Office.  

For other related information please check the following websites:

1. TNUA Admission Procedure:

https://sites.google.com/site/tnuaiecen/wai-guo-xue-sheng-ru-xue-zi-xun/shi-shi-ban-fa

2. TNUA Scholarships:

https://sites.google.com/site/tnuaiecen/wai-guo-xue-sheng-ru-xue-zi-xun/jiang-zhu-xue-jin

3. Taiwan Scholarship:

http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=12482&CtNode=11364&mp=1

4. International Cooperation and Development Fund Scholarship

http://www.icdf.org.tw/ct.asp?xItem=5600&CtNode=30109&mp=2

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