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Graduate Film Schools

  1. Chapman University - Dodge College of Film and Media Arts (M.F.A.)

    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Degrees Offered:
    • 2 Year M.A.
    • 2 Year M.F.A.
    • M.F.A./M.B.A. Dual Degree Program
    Tuition Range:
    $40k to $50k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Film Copyright:
    Student
    Application Deadline:
    December 1
    The graduate programs at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Conservatory of Motion Pictures are designed to empower you with the skills required to meet the challenges and expectations of the film and television industry.
  2. USC Cinematic Arts - Writing for Screen & Television (MFA)

    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Degrees Offered:
    • 2 Year M.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    November 15th
    The Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing for Screen and Television, is an intensive two-year degree program that concentrates on writing for narrative film and television. During the course of their studies, students benefit from a wide array of internship and mentorship opportunities available as a result of the university's close links to the Los Angeles film industry's top screenwriters,...
  3. NYU - Tisch Kanbar Institute of Film and Television (M.F.A.)

    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Degrees Offered:
    • 3 Year M.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Film Copyright:
    Student
    Application Deadline:
    November 15th (Portfolio due December 1st)
    The Graduate Film program is an intensive three-year conservatory in the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television that trains students in the art of cinematic storytelling.
  4. Ohio University Film (M.F.A.)

    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Degrees Offered:
    • 4 Year B.F.A.
    • 2 Year M.A.
    • 3 Year M.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $10k to $20k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Film Copyright:
    Student
    Application Deadline:
    February 7th
    Offering an MA in Film Studies, an MFA in Film, and a BFA in Film (through Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College).
  5. USC Cinematic Arts - Film and Television Production (MFA)

    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Degrees Offered:
    • 3 Year M.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    Fall Admission Deadline: November 15th
    Spring Admission Deadline: August 15th
    MFA students learn in the most state of the art facilities rivaling the most advanced production companies in the world. You'll hone your talent as a media-maker in six specialties- Producing, Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, and Sound-while also learning the newest cutting-edge technologies that are changing the professional production process, preparing you for all...
  6. Western State Colorado University (WSCU)

    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Degrees Offered:
    • 2 Year M.F.A.
    • Summer Programs
    • 1 Year M.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $10k to $20k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    No
    SAT Required?:
    No
    Application Deadline:
    Preferred June 1, but has rolling admissions year round.
    Western State Colorado University’s low-residency program offers an MA or MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Screenwriting. Students study both film and TV writing, as well as gain guidance from Hollywood professionals.
  7. Columbia University - Screenwriting/Directing (M.F.A.)

    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    Degrees Offered:
    • 2 Year M.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $50k to $60k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    December 1
    The mission of the Film MFA in Screenwriting/Directing is to rigorously train storytellers in film, television and digital media. The course of study at our film school includes two years of creative workshops and related courses, followed by one to three years of thesis and Research Arts work. Students are immersed in the principles and working methods of a variety of genres and dramatic...
  8. LMU - Film & Television Production (M.F.A.)

    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    Degrees Offered:
    • 3 Year M.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $10k to $20k
    GRE Required?:
    Yes
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    January 10
    In the Film & Television Production program, students gain experience in the crucial leadership role of director/producer/writer, with an emphasis on experiential learning. You can stress narrative or documentary production and are encouraged to explore both. Students are required to shoot three films during their studies, including their thesis film.
  9. American Film Institute

    Degrees Offered:
    • 2 Year Conservatory
    Tuition Range:
    $40k to $50k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    December 1, 2016: Directing & Screenwriting
    February 1, 2017: Cinematography & Editing
    April 1, 2017: Producing & Production Design
    The AFI Conservatory's program is highly structured, involving continuous production work during which Fellows experience both the creative and physical collaborative process. During the course of two years, Fellows team with classmates to write, produce, design, direct, shoot and edit four to 10 films — adding up to 120 short narratives produced at the AFI Conservatory each year.
  10. Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) - M.F.A. In Screenwriting

    Degrees Offered:
    • 2 Year M.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $5k to $10k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    June 1
    The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Screenwriting targets those who desire a professionally-oriented education and training in screenwriting for film, television, and interactive media.
  11. New York Film Academy (NYFA) - Los Angeles (MFA Program)

    Degrees Offered:
    • 2 Year M.F.A.
    • 1 Year M.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Offering programs and workshops across the spectrum of visual storytelling disciplines, our Los Angeles campus is located in the heart of Hollywood providing students with endless opportunities to realize their goals in the entertainment industry. Our campus is located in the midst of Hollywood’s great film studios—Universal and Warner Bros. In hands-on production workshops, our students shoot...
  12. Academy of Art University (MFA)

    Degrees Offered:
    • 3 Year M.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Enroll in the School of Motion Pictures & Television and focus your talents on directing, editing, cinematography, screenwriting, production design, or producing. We offer all the support, instruction, and equipment you’ll need to develop your talent and produce a student reel that showcases your vision. Set up the camera and start telling your stories.
  13. Cal State Northridge (CSUN) - MFA in Screenwriting Program

    Degrees Offered:
    • 2 Year M.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $10k to $20k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    February 10
    The CSUN Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting Program offers an intensive, pragmatic terminal degree experience that prepares career-minded students to pursue the many rewarding creative professions available in film and television. It also prepares those who have a passion for teaching at the college and university levels, including experienced industry professionals.
  14. USC Cinematic Arts - Peter Stark Producing Program (MFA)

    Degrees Offered:
    • 2 Year M.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    November 1st
    The Peter Stark Producing Program will expose an aspiring producer to the full spectrum of the entertainment business. Students will learn every step of the creative process, from development through distribution. Starkies discover and hone the creative, entrepreneurial, and managerial skills needed to succeed in their career path through classes in creating and developing stories,...
  15. UCLA TFT - Screenwriting (M.F.A.)

    Degrees Offered:
    • 2 Year M.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    December 1st
    The two-year Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting program encourages students to concentrate upon the challenge of writing a well-structured story inhabited by vivid, compelling characters. The elements of character, dialogue, scene, setting, texture
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