- The MFA in Film program offered by Ohio University is a terminal degree and is designed for students who wish to work as independent film artists, enter the film industry, or teach at the college or university level.
- The program moves from a foundation-building first-year core sequence (fondly known as “boot camp”) to increased specialization in the second year and culminates in a third-year thesis production.
- The integrated first-year courses in production, screenwriting, sound, directing, digital editing and film studies complement the development of a first-year creative portfolio consisting of 16mm narrative film(s), directing and editing exercises, and a Hi-Def documentary.
- In the second year, students have access to specialization classes in cinematography, screenwriting, directing, post-production editing and sound design, while continuing to build their creative portfolios by directing narrative and/or documentary film(s).
- The third year is devoted to completing course and portfolio requirements, thesis completion and defense. Specialization tracks in cinematography, screenwriting, and post-production are also available to students in their 2nd and 3rd years of study.
Program Learning Objectives
- Disciplinary Competence: Students are able to create and produce original works in film and video including but not limited to narrative fiction, documentary, experimental, new media, and hybrid forms, at a level commensurate to the requirements of the field.
- Critical Thinking and Creative Process: Students are able to generate and express original concepts for film and video. They are able to engage with their original concepts critically and incorporate external critical input into the process of developing their concepts. They are able to successfully transform their ideas into finished works of film and video.
- Career Competence: Students are able to clearly articulate their specific and broad career goals and outline steps toward achieving them.
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- Film Studies
- Sound Techniques
- Film Aesthetics
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesVisual Arts Film, Photography & Media View 300 other Masters in Film, Photography & Media in United States
- Résumé or curriculum vita.
- A maximum 500-word personal essay on your goals in pursuing graduate study in film.
- A maximum 500-word personal statement.
- Three current letters of recommendation.
- A sample of written work consisting of a paper or papers on any subject (e.g., research paper, article, critical analysis)
- Examples of creative work (e.g., filmmaking, screenwriting, creative writing, work from another medium)
- 2-3 minute screenplay – exterior locations only, no dialogue.
International12948 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6474 USD per semester during 36 months.
National12948 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6474 USD per semester during 36 months.
In-State6996 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3498 USD per semester during 36 months.
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