24 months
14776 USD/year
14776 USD/year
7432 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Filmmaking at Stephen F. Austin State University is inherently interdisciplinary and is designed to provide advanced studies for film students seeking the Master of Fine Arts degree. 


At Filmmaking at Stephen F. Austin State University the mission is to develop filmmakers who may obtain professional status in the independent media, industrial media, entertainment industry, or academic communities. 

Graduates with Filmmaking program at Stephen F. Austin State University will:

  • express a personal voice through their work
  • specialize in areas of filmmaking such as cinematography, screenwriting, production design and audio 



Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Graduate Art Film/Video Production
  • Art history 
  • Graduate Feature Production
  • Advanced Graduate Studies
  • Graduate Studio Techniques/Graduate Studio Media
  • Thesis Writing/M.F.A. Exhibition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must submit a tape or DVD of movies they have created or movies in which they had a major role in production, or a portfolio of scripts, or a portfolio of production design artwork, or any combination of the above.
  • Be in your final year of undergraduate work;
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university; or
  • Have 95 or more semester hours of undergraduate work at SFA and be approved as an Overlap Student (an undergraduate pursuing graduate and undergraduate studies at the same time).
  • Undergraduate Degree with 2.5 GPA overall, 3.0 GPA in major

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7388 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    14776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7388 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3716 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Nacogdoches

921 - 1707 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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