24 months
1349 USD/credit 43168 USD/year
1349 USD/credit 43168 USD/year
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Create, challenge, inspire, and inform through art and expression in the Film and Media Art program of Emerson College. Here, you’ll work with image and sound, and traditional and emergent media forms.


About the Program

You will develop an understanding of film, video, audio, and interactive media production—and you will channel this understanding into the creation of multimedia works. To ensure that creative, talented students at every stage of development find a place in our program, we give you the opportunity to apply into the three-phase curriculum at whichever level best matches your experience.

In the Film and Media Art program of Emerson College, you will:

  • Explore a variety of media production genres and develop expertise in the use of media technologies, criticism and theory, and media business;
  • Learn from faculty members who are themselves working artists (and whose ranks include Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows) and build a network of creative partnerships that will inspire and support you in your artistic career; and
  • Use our state-of-the-art facilities and immerse yourself in your specific area of interest, producing an ongoing body of work within a collaborative, creative environment.

Whether you want to explore film, documentary, fiction narrative, experimental media, installation, interactive art, or sound design, we will give you the tools, skills, and experience you need. Cultivate your creative voice and share it with the world.

Careers & Connections

As a student in our program you will form new friendships, creative partnerships, and professional connections that will last a lifetime. The MFA in Film and Media Art is designed to help you build those connections throughout your studies.

Students are encouraged to seek out faculty mentors through their classes and creative interests. Mentoring provides growth opportunities, from guidance on academic projects and advanced technical skills to internships, job references, festivals, exhibitions and grants.

All MFA students meet monthly for the MFA Colloquium. This is an opportunity to interact with industry professionals, media artists, and faculty in both formal and informal settings.

Students nearing completion on their thesis projects may screen their work-in-progress for feedback from students at all levels; local professionals provide insider perspectives on current trends in topics such as production design, casting, copyright and virtual reality. The colloquium is vital to the development of media artists and provides an excellent networking opportunity. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Image and Sound Production
  • Writing the Short Subject 
  • Writing for Interactive Media
  • Narrative History 
  • Theories of Integrated Media
  • Business of Modern Media

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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64 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All non-U.S. transcripts must be sent to an evaluation agency.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of English proficiency by submitting official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or Pearson test results.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • There are two required essays for this program. Essays can be submitted online with your application.
  • A portfolio of work is required.
  • Professional resume: Include your professional and educational history.
  • This program supports the issuance of an I-20 for the full duration of the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1349 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    43168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1349 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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