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Science and Natural History Filmmaking

Montana State University

Master On Campus
12 months
Duration
34611 USD/year
34611 USD/year
11450 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

Students in the Science and Natural History Filmmaking program at the Montana State University have had their work broadcast on many major channels and programs such as The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, The Science Channel, CNN, Sixty Minutes II, Larry King, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News.

Key Features 

  • 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 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.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Film and Documentary Theory
  • Advanced Cinematography
  • Science and Natural History Film Prod.
  • Production Management
  • Writing for Documentary and Non-Fiction Film
  • Interactive Documentary

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

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.
80
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited, government-recognized university. These degrees are generally four-year-long programs.
  • B average or higher from your undergraduate study (3.0/4.0 GPA, or equivalent).
  • GRE test scores. Most department require this exam, but not all. A combined score of 300 is preferable. Study and preparation before taking the GRE is recommended.
  • Evidence of English language proficiency.
  • 3 letters of recommendation.
  • A personal statement.
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary coursework completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34611 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34611 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    34611 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34611 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11450 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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