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The Global MFA in Cinematic Arts

at Maharishi International University's

David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts

This Global MFA program prepares its students

to break new ground in the art of motion pictures.

You can join us from anywhere.  

You can study with us in Fairfield, Iowa, or entirely online.

You can take up to half of your classes at other universities,

including our partner institutions in China.

 

This unique degree path is rooted in The Art Life

as conceived by David Lynch and is based in

MIU's profound approach to developing

the creative intelligence of the filmmaker.

All of our students are trained to tap into their creativity

through Transcendental Meditation® .

David Lynch is not a professor at the university,

but his creative vision and his insight on the

primacy of consciousness in creativity and film

guides and inspires this unique degree path

and makes him the program's namesake.

We study his films, his paintings,

and all of his cross-disciplinary art,

encouraging our students to undertake their own

unbounded journeys in creativity.

 

David generally meets once per year

with our students for an online Q&A. 

We cultivate writers, directors, and other key

collaborators in the motion picture process.

We have a will to inspire a new generation

of transnational storytellers.

 

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Watch Stella McCartney's beautiful introduction (from NOWNESS)

to the creative process of David Lynch.

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Join us from

ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

THIS IS A TRULY INTERNATIONAL DEGREE PATH.

Shanghai

OUR PARTNERS IN CHINA

Complete your Global MFA through

MAHARISHI INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

The Global MFA in Cinematic Arts has its home

at Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa,

which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in the United States

Meditate and Create.
NOWNESS

Meditate and Create.

David Lynch is the most important filmmaker

of the current era.

The Guardian