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Science and Natural History Filmmaking

Montana State University

Master
24 months
Duration
15660 USD/year
5326 USD/year
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About

The Master of Fine Arts Program in Science and Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University is the largest and best known of only three programs in the world dedicated to this unique and rewarding field of filmmaking. 

Overview

The Master of Fine Arts Program in Science and Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University is the largest and best known of only three programs in the world dedicated to this unique and rewarding field of filmmaking. 

Students have produced films for the National Park Service, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Agriculture, NOAA, NASA, National Geographic, Discovery, and such non-profit organizations as the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Sierra Club, the Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, the Field Museum and the Boston Museum of Science. Students’ work has also been featured in numerous festivals internationally.

Our students have won EMMYS, been awarded Fulbright scholarships, a Fred Rogers Scholarship from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Webby awards, and many other honors. The students have documented the work of explorers and scientists on every continent in the world. The graduate student podcast and website TERRA: THE NATURE OF OUR WORLD (attracts and distributes some of the world’s leading science and conservation productions to more than 100,000 viewers a month and has won three Webby awards.

Our mission is to provide filmmaking knowledge to students with formal education and experience in science, engineering and technology so they may create accurate, innovative, and exciting programs that advance the public understanding of science.

Candidates for the MFA take courses that include film and video production, the history and theory of science and natural history film, cinematography, production management, editing, and writing. All students must also work at one or more production internships during their time as MFA students.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Film and Documentary Theory
  • Crit Apprch Nat Hst Filmmaking
  • Crit Approach Sci Filmmaking
  • Advanced Cinematography
  • Science and Natural History Film Prod.
  • Production Management
  • Writing for Documentary and Non-Fiction Film
  • Interactive Documentary
  • Alternative Nonfiction
  • Adv Prob TV and Internet Prod
  • Post Production Meets Info Design

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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.
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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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Record Examination General Test scores are required prior to consideration for admission. 
  • Students seeking admission to graduate status must hold a BS degree and have a record of high scholarship in areas closely related.
  • Academic record is one indicator of such potential. A traditional standard is a B (3.00 on 4.00 scale) average or better for the last two years of undergraduate or graduate work. 
  • All applications are reviewed by a departmental committee for final recommendation to The Graduate School. Successful applicants are accepted by both the department and The Graduate School.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15660 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5326 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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