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

  1. USC Cinematic Arts - Film and Television Production (MFA)

    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...
    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
  2. 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
  3. Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting

    A low-residency MFA in TV and Screenwriting with the mission of getting more women writing for TV and film.
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition:
    $16,705 estimated total yearly cost, including room and board in LA.
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Film Copyright:
    Student
    Application Deadline:
    March 1
  4. 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.
  5. UT Austin - MFA program in Film and Media Production

    The MFA program in Film and Media Production at UT embodies the fiercely independent spirit for which Austin’s filmmaking community is renowned.
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $10k to $20k
    GRE Required?:
    Yes
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    December 1
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. DePaul University - MFA in Comedy Screenwriting

    In collaboration with The Second City, DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts is now offering degrees in Comedy Filmmaking
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    December 15 (Priority Deadline)
    March 1 (Final Deadline)
  11. American University - School of Communication (B.A.)

    The Film and Media Arts Program BA provides undergraduate students with a professional skill set in photography, film, video, and digital media for...
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    Tuition:
    about $25,407
    Portfolio Required?:
    No
    SAT Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    Early Decision: November 10
    Early Decision 2: January 15
    Regular Decision: January 10
    Acceptance Rate:
    Early Decision: about 85%; Regular Decision: about 26%
  12. Vermont College of Fine Arts

    This school offers an MFA in Film (Low Residency).
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $10k to $20k
    Tuition:
    Semester tuition (6 months): $12,563.00
    Room and board (per residency): $585.00
    Residency equipment fee: $710.00
    Total: $13,858.00
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    Fall 2017 Priority Scholarship Deadline: September 14, 2018
    Fall Final Deadline: September 28, 2018
  13. UT Austin - MFA in Screenwriting Program

    UT’s nationally ranked MFA Screenwriting program is surrounded by a city in love with storytelling — Austin, TX.
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $10k to $20k
    GRE Required?:
    Yes
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    December 1
  14. USC Cinematic Arts - Peter Stark Producing Program (MFA)

    The Peter Stark Producing Program will expose an aspiring producer to the full spectrum of the entertainment business.
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    November 15th
  15. University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) - Creative Producing MFA

    Business and creativity combine in the role of creative producer, where entrepreneurial skills and storytelling expertise are a must.
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $10k to $20k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    March 1
  16. University of Miami - School of Communication - (M.F.A.) Program in Motion Pictures

    The Masters of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program in Motion Pictures at the Cinema and Interactive Media Department at the University of Miami is committed...
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $40k to $50k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    Priority Deadline: February 1
    Final Deadline: May 1 (if available)
  17. University of Central Arkansas

    The mission of the UCA Digital Filmmaking Program is to develop creators, innovators and leaders in the production and exhibition of original films,
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $5k to $10k
    GRE Required?:
    Yes
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Film Copyright:
    Student
  18. UCLA TFT - Screenwriting (M.F.A.)

    The two-year Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting program encourages students to concentrate upon the challenge of writing a well-structured story
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    December 1st
  19. UCLA TFT - Production/Directing (M.F.A.)

    The UCLA Master of Fine Arts degree in production with an emphasis in directing is a three- to four-year program designed to develop artists in film..
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    December 1st
  20. UCLA TFT - Producers Program (M.F.A.)

    The Producers Program at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television is a two-year Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and Television designed for
    Degrees Offered:
    Concentrations:
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    December 1st
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