Beyond the existing television and theatrical feature landscape, new forms of media empower a single person to be both a worldwide broadcaster and a very selective receiver. Digital technologies have created new ways of working that transcend the traditional distinctions between film and television. The Film and Television Production major combines the best of both of these fields.
Students admitted to the rigorous Film and Television Production program of Loyola Marymount University become quickly immersed in the art of storytelling for the screen. They encounter and study great works of world cinema, both past and present, and ponder the ramifications of the emerging media of the future. They receive expert hands-on training in writing the screenplay, directing actors, cinematography, sound recording and design, and editing. In the process, each student learns about the challenging relationship between art and technique, and how both serve each other. Students learn the practical aspects of mounting a production: budgeting, location scouting, casting, set design and construction, post production, and the importance of safety in all aspects of what they do. Complete premier state of the art equipment and technology are available 24/7--all in service of story. Through teamwork, students learn an appreciation for all of the artists who labor to serve the story, and the camaraderie that comes from working as part of a crew engaged in a large, collaborative creative enterprise.
Students also learn to find their individual voices, and express their own points of view, on projects driven by their own creative choices. Beginning with their work on a series of short and intermediate films, students forge the fundamental skills of visual storytelling. Each student's experience culminates with a final project in which advanced students create their own thesis films.
Film and Television Production Student Learning Outcomes
Film History and Context
By studying a diverse canon of great films and filmmakers, students will gain a broad understanding of the history and socio-historical contexts of American and global film, television, and emerging media to inspire them to create transformative works of their own.
Students will master the methods of visual storytelling--through screenwriting, camera placement and movement, lighting, blocking and performance, post-production picture and sound--to create content with unique cinematic expression and engaging dramatic structure.
Students will demonstrate mastery of the components and processes in at least one of the following areas of specialization: Creative Producing, Fiction Directing, Non-Fiction Directing, Cinematography, or Post-Production.
Voice and Creativity
By analyzing past historical works and applying technical and storytelling skills, students will be able to produce works with a strong personal voice that show vision and imagination.
Students will work constructively to problem solve and collaborate in diverse teams to create impactful media.
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- Directing the Short Film I: Vision and Exploration
- Production Fundamentals for Writing for the Screen
- Intermediate Documentary Pre-Production
- Developing the Short Film
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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International applicants are encouraged to submit their application and materials at least three months prior to the first term of their enrollment.
DisciplinesVisual Arts Film, Photography & Media View 592 other Masters in Visual Arts in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Application for Admission: including the application fee ($50.00).
- One copy of Official Transcripts: From all schools attended since high school (secondary school).
- Transcript Evaluation
- TOEFL/IELTS scores
International33240 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33240 USD per year during 36 months.
National33240 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33240 USD per year during 36 months.
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