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Film Schools with MA, MFA, or Ph.D. programs in the United States

  1. Ohio University Film (M.F.A.)

    Offering an MA in Film Studies, an MFA in Film, and a BFA in Film (through Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College).
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $10k to $20k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Film Copyright:
    Student
    Application Deadline:
    February 15th
  2. USC Cinematic Arts - Writing for Screen & Television (MFA)

    The Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing for Screen and Television, is an intensive two-year degree program that concentrates on writing.
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    November 15th
  3. Western State Colorado University (WSCU)

    Western State Colorado University’s low-residency program offers an MA or MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Screenwriting. Students
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    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.
  4. UT Austin - MFA program in Film and Media Production

    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $10k to $20k
    GRE Required?:
    Yes
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    December 1
  5. USC Cinematic Arts - Film and Television Production (MFA)

    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    Fall Admission Deadline: November 15th
    Spring Admission Deadline: August 15th
  6. Chapman University - Dodge College of Film and Media Arts (M.F.A.)

    The graduate programs at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Conservatory of Motion Pictures are designed to empower you with
  7. LMU - Film & Television Production (M.F.A.)

    In the Film & Television Production program, students gain experience in the crucial leadership role of director/producer/writer, with an emphasis...
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $10k to $20k
    GRE Required?:
    Yes
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    January 10
  8. Columbia University - Screenwriting/Directing (M.F.A.)

    The mission of the Film MFA in Screenwriting/Directing is to rigorously train storytellers in film, television and digital media.
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $50k to $60k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    December 1
  9. Syracuse University - Newhouse School Of Public Communications (MFA)

    Our graduate television, radio and film program will show you how movies are directed, how TV and film scripts are written and how radio programs...
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $50k to $60k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    January 15
  10. Savannah College of Art and Design (MFA)

    As a student of film and television at SCAD, you'll acquire diverse technical skills, center yourself as a solid creative and step seamlessly into...
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $30k to $40k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    Rolling admission. Applications and materials will need to be submitted 30 days prior to the beginning of the quarter in which they would like to enroll.
  11. San Francisco State University - School of Cinema (M.F.A.)

    Our MFA program offers rigorous, professional training in cinema production in conjunction with an understanding of cinema history, theory and...
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    Yes
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    January 15
  12. San Francisco Art Institute - Film MFA

    Film ranges from narrative to experimental, animation to cinéma-vérité, screen-based to installation.
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    Until filled
    June 16 (Summer Applicants)
  13. Sacred Heart University - Film & Television Masters Program

    The Film and Television Master's program (FTMA)‌ at Sacred Heart University is a one-year, conservatory devoted to cinematic storytelling.
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    Dec. 15th – Priority application deadline
    Jan. 15th – Regular Application deadline
    Feb. 15th – Late Application deadline
  14. Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.) - Graduate Film and Animation (MFA)

    The film and animation MFA is a three-year program designed to educate complete filmmakers.
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    December 1 (Early Action)
    February 15 (Regular Deadline)
  15. NYU - Tisch Kanbar/Stern - MBA/MFA Dual Degree in Producing

    Bridging the gap between the “creatives” and the “suits,” New York University has created a dual-degree graduate program that gives aspiring film...
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $60k and up
    GRE Required?:
    Yes
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    December 1 - Kanbar deadline
    December 15 - Stern deadline
  16. NYU - Tisch Kanbar Institute of Film and Television (M.F.A.)

    The Graduate Film program is an intensive three-year conservatory in the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television that trains students in the
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Film Copyright:
    Student
    Application Deadline:
    November 15th (Portfolio due December 1st)
  17. NYU - Tisch Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing

    The Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing trains students in the three mediums of dramatic writing: theater, film and television.
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $50k to $60k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    December 15
  18. Northwestern MFA Writing for the Screen and Stage Fall

    Our two-year MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage is founded upon these five principles, principles that have also guided Northwestern's highly
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $40k to $50k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    January 15
  19. New York Film Academy (NYFA) - Los Angeles (MFA Program)

    Offering programs and workshops across the spectrum of visual storytelling disciplines, our Los Angeles campus is located in the heart of Hollywood...
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
  20. LMU - Writing for the Screen (M.F.A.)

    The LMU Writing for the Screen M.F.A. teaches you how to think like a screenwriter through a progression of rigorous classes.
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $10k to $20k
    GRE Required?:
    Yes
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    January 10
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