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Brooklyn College (CUNY) Feirstein - MFA in Directing

Degrees Offered
  1. 3 Year MFA
  1. Directing
Yearly Tuition
$10k to $20k
Application Deadline Types
  1. Regular Decision
Regular Decision Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2023

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What is the Application Fee? $75
Is a GRE required for admission? No
Is a portfolio required for admission? Yes
Directing is part art and part craft but mostly imagination. It requires organizational skills, discipline, leadership and collaboration. To be an effective director, all these pieces must cohere in service of projecting a compelling story on the screen. As a directing student you will learn all aspects of filmmaking, from directing actors to directing camera, cinematography, screenwriting and post-production. But most importantly you will develop the courage and confidence to take risks and express your personal creative vision as a filmmaker. As part of the two-semester thesis sequence, the program will culminate in the collaborative production of a 15- to 20-minute narrative film.

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Feirstein School
Reviewed by: Current Student
Degree: MA/MFA
Concentration: Directing
  • Supportive and diverse community
  • Fantastic equipment and facilities
  • Well-connected networks
  • Variety of disciplines
  • CUNY provides inadequate administrative/financial help
The Feirstein School is a huge up-and-comer, a nascent program that will come to rival the top schools in coming years. Their equipment inventory, soundstages, and range of production and post-production facilities, including construction shop, FOLEY studios, many editing bays, motion capture, professional sound studios, not only give filmmakers a wealth of tools to make professional films, there is also the necessary staff, faculty, courses, and students to make full use of the facilities. Many of the professors also teach at other top film schools, mainly NYU and Columbia, as well as Pratt and others, so you're getting the same professor for a fraction of the cost. Another super important thing is the culture at the school, which is very much built around community, collaboration, and support. The refreshing lack of ego and competitiveness makes it a particularly good environment to learn and practice the craft of filmmaking. They also offer screenings, Q&As, workshops, and other such events that bring in members of industry on a regular basis. In addition, the school has a solid advisory council with mentors for students' thesis projects, including such names as Stephen Soderbergh, Ethan Hawke, John Turturro, and Darren Aronofsky. Far and away, Feirstein is the best film school you might never have heard of. But in ten to fifteen years, they'll be talked about in the same breath as Columbia, Emerson, UT Austin, and UCLA.
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To all those who applied,

How long did you hear back for an interview/admittance after submitting your application?
Chris W
Chris W
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About 10 biz days.
Hi Joshua, I applied on Jan. 15, got an interview a month later, and heard back a month after that. So I got my acceptance a little over two months from my application date. Brooklyn goes by rolling admission, so the dates might vary based on the number of spots filled. Hope that helps!
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