LDS Motion Picture Studio

We are blessed to have a relationship with the LDS Motion Picture Studio (MPS) who allows BYU to gain access to their facilities for support of student filmmaking. Since the facility is not owned and operated by BYU, we must follow very specific rules and regulations when requesting and using their facilities. The LDS MPS has asked that only faculty supported projects sanctioned by BYU TMA faculty and administrators may gain access. They also have requested a process for requesting access which may include:

  • Review from TMA Media Arts staff/admin
  • Submission of script, storyboards, and shooting schedules
  • A tech scout meeting with MPS representatives prior to filming
  • A review of any hazardous or safety issues that may occur while filming

All projects requesting access to the LDS MPS are required to fill out the following form:

Requests for access to access the MPS must be received no less than 2 weeks before the requested shooting date. This is to ensure there is enough time for proper vetting and organization within TMA and the LDS MPS.

If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Stapley (


With the exception of the loading and unloading of Advanced Checkout equipment, student parking is restricted to the parking lots west of the main studio building and north of the prop barn. Projects may park for loading and unloading no longer than 30 minutes in the two designated parking spots next to the door leading into the student building. The remainder of the spaces next the building are reserved for MPS Employees. Student employees and patrons are required to park in the lot located to the far west of the main building. Failure to follow prescribed LDS MPS parking policy will result in suspension of lab status. The LDS MPS maintains the right to change parking policy according to their needs.

Class Access

For students who require access to the MPS for class attendance, a list must be submitted to the Media Arts Assistant/Projects Coordinator during the first week of each semester by the course instructor, or the students will not gain access at the gate. Once the list has been submitted to MPS Security, the student attending class will only need to give the guard their name and they will be given a visitor pass to be worn the while at the MPS. When you leave, give your pass back to the security guard


All MAL FSSS employees will be given a photo ID badge to be kept in the guard booth. When you arrive to the MPS you will be given the badge and when you leave, give it back to the guard.