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Emerson College - MFA in Film & Media Art

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Degrees Offered
  1. 3 Year M.F.A.
  1. Film & Television Production
Yearly Tuition
$30k to $40k
Application Deadlines
February 1, 2021
Our unique program provides students of all levels with the opportunity to develop as engaged and versatile creative professionals and media artists. Students will work with image and sound to entertain, inform, persuade, and challenge, using both traditional and emergent media forms. They will develop an understanding of the disciplines of film, video, audio, and interactive media production, bringing this understanding to bear on traditional and convergent media works.

The MFA in Film and Media Art is a terminal degree for students who wish to pursue careers as media production professionals and artists, or who want to teach at the college or university level. Students are able to explore a variety of media production genres—computer animation, documentary, experimental media, fiction narrative, installation, interactive art, and sound design—with a degree program that provides foundational knowledge in the use of media technologies, theory, critical and historical context, and media business while offering a set of courses of advanced training and mentorship in their specific area of interest.

Our program has three distinct entry points and varies in length from 2-3 years depending on which phase of the program you begin in. This approach allows us to welcome creative students at any stage of development. Once you are admitted to the program, the Graduate Program Director will work with you to create a custom curriculum based on your unique needs.

We have a place for all creative film and media artists - whether you are new to the field and need to build a strong foundation before beginning your thesis project, or you are ready to dive right into thesis production. Take the next step and apply today!
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GRE Required?
Portfolio Required?
Film Copyright
Application Fee
$ 60
Letters of Reference Req.
Internship Opportunities
Application Requirements
1) Two Essays: Critique of Own Portfolio and Potential Trajectory of Work at Emerson and Beyond, and
2) Linear Work (10-15 minutes), and/or
3) Screenplays (15 pages), and/or
4) Web-based or Interactive Work

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March 9
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February 24

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