We are looking for the next generation of non-fiction storytellers – you need not have prior professional experience, but you must have a passion for filmmaking, strong story ideas, and a desire to fully immerse yourself in the industry and art of documentary filmmaking. Get in touch to take a personal tour and for more information about how SVA’s MFA Social Documentary Film program may be the right path for you. 

SocDoc will not only teach you how to tell a great story – we will guide you toward a career in the thriving documentary industry.

Although the deadline for admissions has passed, SVA MFA Documentary is still taking applications on a rolling basis until the Fall 2019 program is filled. Please get in touch to find out more.

Admissions Info Sessions
ONLINE - Monday, November 19, 2018 7:00 - 9:00pm ET
ONLINE - Friday, November 30 - NPDA Grad School Online Information Fair - SocDoc will be tabling from 10a-1p ET, SVA tabling all day
IN NYC - Saturday, December 1, 2018, 11am-1pm, SocDoc department offices
RSVP required at the links above. Please get in touch directly if you have concerns about accessing the online info session.
SVA Admissions is also hosting info sessions in NYC, LA, DC, San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston. Come say hi! More info & RSVP here.

The application deadline for Fall 2019 is February 1, 2019.
You must apply by this deadline to be eligible for the Department Scholarship. Please be in touch with us directly at with any questions about the program or to take a tour. We look forward to hearing from you!

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