​apply now to score a place on the david lynch ma in film

Learn how to - in Lynch’s words - “meditate and create!”

by Felicity Kinsella
06 October 2015, 3:15pm

Hot on the heels of the latest promo for Twin Peaks, applications for places on the David Lynch MA in Film have now officially opened for 2016 students. If you're a fan of Lynch's mind-bending cinematic creations then you might want to relocate to Iowa for the year, where Lynch will be lecturing at the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, founded by Lynch's real-life guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who also developed the technique of Transcendental Meditation. The course is the first and only of its kind, focusing on "consciousness-based" filmmaking, and students will practice TM daily.

"This master's degree in film teaches all the aspects of filmmaking, but with the profound addition of Transcendental Meditation® as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi," Lynch says in the course description. "This gives those in the program the ability to dive within—to transcend and experience that unbounded ocean of pure consciousness which is unbounded intelligence, creativity, happiness, love, energy, power, and peace. The students in this program grow in these all-positive qualities, and it serves the work in glorious ways. The big secret to great filmmaking, I believe, lies within in the big treasury within us all. This is a truly great program."

The course's Class of 2015 travelled to LA to meet both Lynch and guest speaker Jim Carrey for their end of year class trip, so if you'd rather a starry trip to Hollywood than a day out at your local museum, you have until 1st November to apply!

Find out more here.


Text Felicity Kinsella
Photography David Lynch