University of Central Arkansas

Degrees Offered
4 Year B.A., 3 Year M.F.A., 4 Year B.S.
Concentrations
Film & Television Production
Tuition Range
$5k to $10k

Film School details

MFA Program

The M.F.A. program is a three-year, full-time, highly structured program. Students complete two years of full time course work before they begin the thesis project in the third year.

MFA Highlights
  • One of the lowest tuition rates in the country for both in-state and out-of-state tuition.
  • Highly competitive, accepting no more than ten new students each year.
  • Small class sizes mean an intimate program, with lots of contact with faculty.
  • The latest in digital filmmaking technology.
  • Dedicated, award winning faculty.
  • 24/7 access to production facilities, including dedicated editing suites, sound recording booth, two sound stages with green screens, and computer labs.
  • A structured curriculum allows students to build up their knowledge and focus on taking classes, not planning class schedules.
  • Every student directs their own thesis project
  • Graduates employed across the country from New York to New Orleans to Los Angeles
  • Graduate assistantships available for qualified students
BA/BS Program
Thanks for looking at the UCA Digital Filmmaking program. We’re very proud of our program at UCA, and our students know it. Our facilities are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to students with the desire and passion to make films.

Our undergraduate program is designed around a core set of courses that teach visual storytelling, using video and audio to draw audiences into the worlds our students create. Students work to craft original, well-structured stories, with compelling characters and conflicts.

In addition to core Digital Filmmaking 1-4 courses, we offer plenty of electives that allow you to follow your interests, including cinematography, visual effects compositing, animation, editing, set design, documentary, and audio, along with a “topics” course that lets us teach other subjects, like directing, feature filmmaking, etc. Our graduates leave the program knowing the ins and outs of filmmaking, ready to pursue work in the motion picture industry, on the internet, and in computer gaming software industries.

BA/BS Highlights
  • One of the lowest tuition rates in the country for both in-state and out-of-state tuition.
  • Small class sizes mean an intimate program, with lots of contact with faculty.
  • The latest in digital filmmaking technology.
  • Dedicated, award winning faculty.
  • 24/7 access to production facilities, including dedicated editing suites, sound recording booth, two sound stages with green screens, and computer labs.
  • Graduates employed across the country from New York to New Orleans to Los Angeles
For more information about the MFA Program:

Bruce Hutchinson
Director of Graduate Studies
Digital Filmmaking Program
Department of Mass Communication and Theatre
bruceh@uca.edu
501-450-3419

For more information about the BA/BS Program:

Joe Dull
Director of Graduate Studies
Digital Filmmaking Program
Department of Mass Communication and Theatre
jdull@uca.edu
501-852-2377MFA Program

Tuition and Fees


Students take 9 to 12 hours per semester, with annual tuition averaging less than $6300 for in-state and $11,250 for out of state.

Base tuition rates are $243 credit hour (in-state) or $486/credit hour (out-of-state), which make the MFA program at UCA one of the most affordable options available in the country. Students from states bordering Arkansas pay in-state tuition rates.

Financial Aid

Students may be eligible for graduate assistantships. Information about other forms of financial aid, including loans, may be obtained from UCA’s Financial Aid Office, 501- 450-3140. Students receiving graduate assistantships and other forms of financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine their combined financial package.

Graduate Assistantships

To qualify for an assistantship, a student should have achieved an excellent academic record and completed substantial course work in the major field. The number of graduate assistantships offered is based on available funding. Students interested in a graduate assistantship should complete a graduate assistantship application and submit it with the graduate school application.

BA/BS Program

Tuition and Fees


With a base tuition of $197 credit hour (in-state) or $394/credit hour (out-of-state), the MFA program at UCA is one of the most affordable options available in the country. Students from counties bordering Arkansas pay in-state tuition rates, as do students who live in university housing.

Financial Aid

Information about financial aid, including loans, may be obtained from UCA’s Financial Aid Office, 501- 450-3140.James Bridges, Director, The China Syndrome, Paper Chase, and Bright Lights, Big City

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State
Arkansas
School URL
http://uca.edu/mct/digital-filmmaking-mfa-program/
GRE Required?
Yes
Portfolio Required?
Yes
Film Copyright
Student
Class Size
10

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201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, AR 72035

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