24 months
25626 USD/year
25626 USD/year
13836 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Film from Stony Brook University is a two plus year program that includes dedicated Tracks in Directing, Screenwriting, Producing, and an Independent Track, with production periods culminating in a feature screenplay, a 20-minute MFA thesis film, a television writer’s portfolio, or a feature producer’s package. 


Film from Stony Brook University guides participants through the essential elements of independent film production and TV Writing. 

Students at Film from Stony Brook University will gain:

  • Hands-on skills, 
  • Experiential skills, 
  • In-depth skills
  • Project driven skills

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Western Theatre & Literature
  • Theatre in New York
  • Topics in Theatre
  • Theatre Workshop 
  • Independent Project,
  • Acting, 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For priority consideration,  submit your application by April 20.


45 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A current résumé
  • A statement of purpose. Describe in a page or two why you are interested in this opportunity, how you would benefit, and what makes you a particularly deserving candidate.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    25626 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12813 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    25626 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12813 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    13836 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6918 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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