36 months
783 USD/credit 15660 USD/year
783 USD/credit 15660 USD/year
498 USD/credit 9960 USD/year
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The Master of Fine Arts in Film from University of Central Arkansas is a three-year, 60 credit hour terminal degree. Upon completion of the MFA program, graduates will be fully qualified to teach at the university level or compete in the ever changing landscape of the motion picture industry.


Key Features

The Film from University of Central Arkansas emphasizes production skills through both a series of production seminars and the thesis project. In addition, students are required to take courses in writing, history, and theory in order to create a more well rounded education. Students are expected to enroll full time and take nine credits a semester. 

Students complete two years of full time course work. In their third year, students write, direct, produce, and edit a thesis film (approximately 30 minutes).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Production Design
  • Cinematography
  • Film Editing
  • Animation for Visual Effects
  • Visual Effects Compositing
  • Audio Production and Design for Film
  • Documentary Production

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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It is recommended that you submit your  Graduate School application at least one month before the semester you wish to start.


60 SCH


On Campus

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a scale of 4.00 OR at least a 3.00 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA on any graduate course work taken at another accredited institution
  • Test Scores –  Most of our programs do not require standardized test scores. If the program requires scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or GMAT, the scores must be less than five years old. Register to take the GRE on the ETS website and send your scores to UCA.  UCA’s GRE institution code is 6012. See the UCA Graduate Bulletin for program-specific admission requirements.
  • Program-specific admission requirements – These vary by program and include items such as test scores, interviews, etc.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 783 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    15660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 783 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • In-State

    9960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 498 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Conway

878 - 1274 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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