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Cinema Studies

San Francisco State University

12 months
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The Cinema Studies MA program from San Francisco State University offers students the opportunity to pursue graduate research in cinema and media scholarship.

Overview

The Cinema Studies MA program offered at San Francisco State University emphasizes not only the study of cinema history, theory, and criticism but of all “cinematic” media and the theories related to them. The curriculum allows students considerable freedom to choose among a wide variety of course offerings, building toward producing a thesis that emphasizes focused research on a specific topic related to their interests.

“Cinema” to refer to all moving image media, from early films to emerging digital media forms. The M.A. program emphasizes not only the study of cinema history, theory, and criticism but of all “cinematic” media and the theories related to them. The M.A. curriculum allows students considerable freedom to choose from a wide variety of course offerings, building toward the writing of a thesis that emphasizes focused research on a specific topic related to their interests, under the direction of a thesis advisor.

Career paths

The M.A. prepares graduates to pursue doctoral study in cinema, media, and related areas, as well as work in various areas of film and media arts exhibition, management, and research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Cinema and the City
  • Critical Paradigms and the Cinematic
  • Cinematic Documentary
  • Independent Cinema
  • Cinema Forms and Aesthetics
  • Cinematic Styles, Forms and Movements

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CV/Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Writing Sample
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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    8918 USD/year
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  • National

    8918 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8918 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
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Funding

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