Admissions Requirements


Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited US college or university. Applicants who received their bachelor’s degree in a country outside of the United States are required to provide a course-by-course credential evaluation and TOEFL or IELTS scores, if English is not their first language.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Online Application.
    Note: Two concentrations are required for this program, you will be required to select one of the combinations below:

    • Business of Film and Media & Writing for Film and Television
    • Sound for Film and Media & Business of Film and Media
    • Writing for Film and Television & Sound for Film and Media
  2. Upload the following required materials to the Online Application:
    1. Statement of Purpose: Explain why you are interested in earning the MA in Film and Media and how it will help your career. Double space your essay and limit it to 500 words or fewer (place the word count at the end of the document).
    2. Resume: Include any part- or full-time work, internship, and volunteer history. Detail any responsibilities related to the entertainment, music, media or communications fields.
    3. Under “Recommendations,” include the contact information for two recommenders. Professors or supervisors should verify academic and professional accomplishments. They will be automatically emailed access information to the system. They can then complete and upload their recommendation form.
    4. Required Supplemental Items:
      1. The Writing Sample is required for those interested in the Writing for Film and Television concentration. Please submit a scene(s) from a screenplay, a television spec script, a stage play or a short story. Please limit your sample to five (5) pages or less.
      2. The Portfolio is required for those interested in the Sound for Film and Media concentration. The portfolio should include samples of your work in sound and/or video. You can submit excerpts from music sessions, narratives, documentaries, commercials, songs or any other type of media.
  3. Submit the application and pay the $75 fee when you have uploaded all necessary materials (listed above).
  4. Official Transcripts

    JHU AAP accepts official transcripts that are electronically sent directly from the granting institution and emailed to

    If your institution does not provide electronic transcripts, request that your institution send an official transcript directly to:

    Johns Hopkins University
    Advanced Academic Programs
    Transcript Processing Center
    32 Mount Joy Street, Suite 300
    Mount Joy, PA 17552

  5. If you have international coursework, send in the course-by-course credential evaluation. Study abroad may be exempt. Visit the International Applicants page to learn more.
  6. If English is your second language, you may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination. Visit the International Applicants page to learn more.