Columbia College Chicago - Cinema Directing (M.F.A.)

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Degrees Offered
  1. 2 Year M.F.A.
  1. Directing
Yearly Tuition
$20k to $30k
Application Deadlines
January 6, 2020
As a candidate in the Cinema Directing, MFA program, you'll learn to craft character-driven narratives, work with producers, and create diverse and authentic films grounded in the human experience. You’ll take on intensive study in writing and, throughout the program, direct your own scripts as well as those written by other directors. Over the course of the program, you'll work closely with a Creative Producing student to develop two major films: one that is director-driven and one that is producer-driven. You'll have creative control over some films, and you'll learn work-for-hire on others. Having experience in both the independent film model and the industry model will make you better equipped to make an impact in the field no matter which path you choose upon graduation.
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GRE Required?
Portfolio Required?
Letters of Reference Req.
Application Requirements
1) Self-Assessment Essay,
2) Creative Portfolio,
3) Visualization Project (8-12 frames),
4) Case Study Exercise (500 words),
5) Short Film Thesis Statement (250 words),
6) Written Thesis Statement (250-500 words), and
7) Interview

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