Fine Arts - Art Video

Syracuse University

12 months
50230 USD/year
28062 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The graduate program in art video encourages exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of subject, genre, and media technologies from personal points of view. 


Students in the M.F.A. program work closely with faculty in developing structure and strategies for making art in the video medium, including performance, narrative, documentary, site-specific, and multichannel installation.The program is supported by a multiple format video and audio facility. Production is executed with mini-DV camcorders, digital audio field recorders, and necessary peripherals. Post-production suites are equipped with Macintosh-based, non-linear editing systems. Video projectors are available for exhibition. There are also digital, multi-track audio studios, a large green-screen shooting stage, plus access to other University facilities to complement production, post-production, and exhibition activities.

The art video program at the M.F.A. level assumes candidates are highly motivated to produce challenging work and are capable of working in a tutorial environment.

Financial awards are based on portfolio review, letters of recommendation, and previous experience. The production and post-production facilities are staffed by graduate students, affording the opportunity to learn successful management of a multi-use, multi-format facility. M.F.A. degree recipients have typically continued in their field as video artists, independent producers, and faculty in other university video and new media programs.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Video Art History 
  • Video Research 
  • Advanced Post-Production Techniques 
  • Video Research 
  • TransMedia Graduate Seminar 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee 
  • A resume describing your employment history, academic honors, scholastic recognition, publications, leadership roles and/or other academic, professional and community activities. 
  • A personal statement.
  • If you are also applying for the Sports Communications Emphasis, please use the personal statement to elaborate on why you wish to be considered.
  • Transcripts from any post-secondary institution in which you earned or will earn a degree. 
  • Official General GRE scores for applicants to public diplomacy, media studies, communications management or the doctoral program.
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably at least one from an academic reference.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50230 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    28062 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28062 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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