Media Arts - Film and Video

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Master On Campus
24 months
780 USD/credit
780 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Graduate Major Studio in the Film/Video MFA Program focuses on critiques of student work and discussion of various theoretical and contemporary issues in the moving image. The curriculum includes visits with nationally and internationally known film/video artists and curators.


Each semester, students may choose a Mentor Advisor from outside the department for consultation on a particular facet of their work. Other program opportunities include cross-registration with MIT and UMass Boston, internships, and teaching assistantships. In addition to screenings and Visiting Artist lectures, the City of Boston offers exceptional cultural, creative and intellectual resources for students.


  • Develop a professional studio practice, with personal content and vision
  • Advance technical knowledge and skill in film and/or video, and in other media as needed
  • Expand the media in which time-based work can be produced
  • Understand the work in relation to the anticipated audience
  • Understand one’s work in relation to contemporary art and art history
  • Develop the ability to critique peers’ work across disciplines
  • Develop awareness and understanding of the diverse cultural, historical, and experiential issues expressed and inherent in one’s own artwork and in that of one’s peers
  • Develop presentation skills including public speaking, proposal writing, exhibition guidelines and artist’s statement
  • Exhibit one’s work in a professional setting and in a professional manner. Students may also participate in other exhibitions and curatorial opportunities at the college or other venues

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Major Studio
  • Graduate Seminar 
  • Graduate Contemporary Art 
  • Studio Elective

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

  • Online Application Form
  • $90 Application Fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Official Post-Secondary/College Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Portfolio
  • Course Descriptions and Syllabi 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    780 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 780 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    780 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 780 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Media Arts - Film and Video
Massachusetts College of Art and Design