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Media Arts - Film and Video

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

24 months
800 USD/credit 24000 USD/year
800 USD/credit 24000 USD/year
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The Graduate Major Studio in the Media Arts - Film and Video Program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design 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 Media Arts - Film and Video  program offered by Massachusetts College of Art and Design  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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

More details

Applications received after the Priority Deadline will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • $90 Application fee
    • Statement of Purpose: A one-to-two page statement describing your reasons for applying to MassArt, the Master of Architecture program and the planned direction of your future work. Note any recent developments that support your decision to apply.•
    • Resume: List professional accomplishments including exhibitions and awards, as well as professional or other activities that convey a sense of your commitment to a life in the arts.
    • Post-Secondary/College Transcripts (unofficial copies): Submit transcripts of all previous college level academic work. Transcripts must be translated into English for review.
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Portfolio
    • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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