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.
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 StructureCourses include:
- Cinema and the City
- Critical Paradigms and the Cinematic
- Cinematic Documentary
- Independent Cinema
- Cinema Forms and Aesthetics
- Cinematic Styles, Forms and Movements
- 12 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Film, Photography & Media Creative Writing View 305 other Masters in Film, Photography & Media in United States
- Personal Statement
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Writing Sample
- English language proficiency
International8918 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8918 USD per year during 12 months.
National8918 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8918 USD per year during 12 months.
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