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Film and Television Studies

Boston University

Master
24 months
Duration
54720 USD/year
54720 USD/year
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About

The MFA in Film and Television Studies program at Boston University requires a total of 64 credits. In the third semester, students develop a prospectus for a final graduate thesis project and present it to the graduate faculty for their approval. 

Overview

This project is usually a written work of original scholarship, but students may instead opt to create a multimedia project of comparable scope and with a similarly solid historical or theoretical foundation. The graduate project will count as 8 course credits toward the MFA requirements.

Film & Television Studies Curriculum

The Film and Television Studies curriculum at Boston University contains four required courses in history and theory. These are to be taken in sequence within the first year of the course of study. The remainder of the program is composed of individual selections among a wide spectrum of specialized upper-division courses (500-level and above) taught within the Film & Television Studies program. In addition, a student may petition to take a maximum of two electives (8 credits) outside the program. This includes courses in production and/or screenwriting. The curriculum also offers an opportunity to work on directed study projects with the faculty, as well as the option to pursue a wide variety of professional internships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Independent Film
  • Uncensored TV: Original Programming on Cable Television
  • Three Masters: Ozu, Dreyer, Bresson
  • Feminist Television Studies
  • Film Criticism
  • Television Industry Studies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

64 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A non-refundable application fee of $95
  • A copy of your transcript to be uploaded within our online application
  • Three letters of recommendation written by people who know you well
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • International Students: Required Video
  • Academic Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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