3 August 2013
For the first time ever, David Lynch is giving his name to a master's degree in film. The David Lynch MA in Film will be offered at Maharishi University of Management—a university that promotes the Transcendental Meditation® technique to foster a student's creativity and originality. The degree program is slated to start this August, according to Stuart Tanner, Assistant Professor of Media and Communications and co-chair of the program.
''This master's degree in film will for sure teach all the aspects of filmmaking, but with the profound addition of the Transcendental Meditation technique, taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. This will give all 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 will grow in these all-positive qualities and it will serve the work in glorious ways. The big secret to great filmmaking, I believe, lies within in the big treasury within us all. This will be a great program and you'll never be sorry you took part.'' —David Lynch
Other leaders in the field of film and the creative industries will join Lynch as visiting faculty during the new MA.
''David Lynch is one of the most original and visionary film directors of our time,'' Tanner said. ''Students enrolled in the David Lynch MA will have the opportunity to meet and discuss film and creativity with Lynch, and to be mentored by him during the program.''
Tanner said the goal of the David Lynch MA is to give aspiring filmmakers the time, equipment, and the guidance to follow their own vision and create films that have an impact and transform the world. ''We believe in the power of everyone's creative vision and the importance of their creative voice. Here is the chance to explore your own,'' Tanner said. (read more)