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Production Design, M.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
The M.F.A. in Production Design is an intensive hands-on two-year program designed to equip production designers with the latest conceptual and practical skills needed to succeed and thrive as professional designers in the film and television industry.

About

The program encourages designers to discover their own conceptual approach to design for film while collaborating with fellow production and visual effects specialists in the realization of short movies with high production values.

In the first year, you will design two films in collaboration with fellow M.F.A. producers, directors, and cinematographers, creating your designs into reality on sound stages and out on location, and learning to work within budgets.  In addition, you will also be taking a full curriculum of classes in production design: Traditional Cinema Set Design, Digital Design, Set Decoration, Illustration/Storyboarding and Graphic Design for Film.In your second year, you will design two thesis level films, again in collaboration with students from the graduate film production program. These two films are more advanced productions with larger budgets and more extensive shooting schedules than the films designed in the first year. There is also a full curriculum of production design classes in the second year: Costume Design, Design for Visual Effects, and Advanced Set Design and Digital Design.

Programme Structure

  • Evolution of Narrative Film I
  • Production Design Workshop I
  • Perspective Drawing
  • Digital Production Design Studio
  • Set Decoration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date All Graduate Applications: December 1.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    57 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Application:

  • Statement of Intent
  • Resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Creative Supplement
Other Required Materials:
  • Official copy of your undergraduate transcript from your degree granting institution

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45124 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22562 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    45124 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22562 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 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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