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USC Cinematic Arts - Film and Television Production (MFA)

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Degrees Offered:
  • 3 Year M.F.A.
  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Film & Television Production
  • Producing
  • Sound Design
Tuition Range:
$20k to $30k
GRE Required?:
Portfolio Required?:
  • State:
    United States
    School URL:
    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 future forms of media production.

Recent User Reviews

  1. Sibi Naayagam
    "THE BEST Film School!"
    Pros - USC SCA has a ton of resource. Amazing faculty, equipment, infrastructure and amazing classmates aka future collaborators. Plus being a part of USC, there is just a ton of advantages in itself. Even the campus is breathtaking, which means you got a ton of shooting spots!
    Cons - Not everything will be given to you, some expect that, but do know that you need to put in some effort too.
    I have finished my first semester and it has lived up to my great expectations. The semester just blew past me. There was so much to do and so much to learn! I just can't wait for the next semester to begin.

    USC School of Cinematic Arts IS definitely the best film school.
    Current Student
    Chris W likes this.
  2. Emily01
    "Great Admitted Students Day"
    I just went to their graduate admitted students day, and needless to say, it's pretty understandable why they continuously rank top 3 on every Best Film School list. Friendly and knowledgeable faculty, committed students, and they had pulled a nice, diverse group together for this coming year which is very important to me as a filmmaker. Not sure where I'm going yet, but definitely impressed!
    Admitted Applicant
    Chris W likes this.