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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 formal deadline to apply to the program has passed, we are still taking applications until the cohort is full. Please get in touch to find out more.


The application deadline for Fall 2020 is January 15, 2020.
You must apply by this deadline to be eligible for the Department Scholarship. Please be in touch with us directly at mfasocdoc@sva.edu with any questions about the program or to take a tour. We look forward to hearing from you!
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