About The Afi conservatory
Located in the heart of the entertainment community in Hollywood, the AFI Conservatory places a strong emphasis on narrative visual storytelling and personal expression. It is consistently recognized as one of the world’s top film schools. A dedicated group of working professionals from the film and television communities serves as mentors in a hands-on, production-based environment nurturing the talents of tomorrow's storytellers.
Established in 1969, the two-year Master of Fine Arts program provides training in six filmmaking disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting. Admission to AFI Conservatory is highly selective, with a maximum of only 140 graduates per year.
Past alumni include David Lynch (Mulholland Drive), Darren Aronofsky (Mother, Black Swan), Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life), Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), and Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman).