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Motion Pictures and Television

Academy of Art University

Master On Campus
36 months
Duration
1191 USD/credit
1137 USD/credit
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About

Learn to collaborate, communicate and create in the Motion Pictures and Television program of Academy of Art University that is right for your goals.

Overview

The Motion Pictures and Television program of Academy of Art University offers in-depth, advanced training in the various areas of film and television production. Depending on the area of specialization, the MFA program culminates in a thesis film or professional reel/portfolio. Areas of study include directing, producing, cinematography, editing, production design, and screenwriting. Students are prepared to compete for work in the industry or to teach, as the MFA is a terminal degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:

Editing

  • Demonstrate advanced– level achievement in editing through both thesis films and various other projects
  • Demonstrate proficiency in post-production technology and techniques
  • Demonstrate proficiency in at least three different editing programs
  • Effectively showcase work in an industry-standard demo reel and website
  • Collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary teams

Screenwriting

  • Propose a story that is marketable and/or appealing to a general audience for development into a thesis film (Midpoint Review only)
  • Write shorts that are of sufficient quality to be approved for thesis production (Final Review only)
  • Deliver a feature script or original TV pilot demonstrating command of story structure, character development, and dialogue and principles
  • Collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary teams

Cinematography

  • Demonstrate advanced-level achievement in cinematography through thesis films and various other projects (Final Review only)
  • Work effectively with various cameras, lenses and accessories
  • Design and execute creative lighting schemes
  • Effectively manage a scene for coverage
  • Apply principles of composition and camera movements to enhance the story
  • Collaborate effectively with grip, camera, and electric teams
  • Effectively showcase work in an industry-standard demo reel and website

Directing

  • Propose a story that is marketable and/or appealing to a general audience for development into a thesis film (Midpoint Review only)
  • Demonstrate advanced-level achievement in directing through completion of an approved thesis project (Final Review only)
  • Guide a crew in preproduction, production, and postproduction to execute effective choices that serve the story
  • Elicit engaging and believable performances from actors
  • Effectively showcase work in an industry-standard demo reel and website
  • Collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary teams

Producing

  • Propose a story that is marketable and/or appealing to a general audience for development into a thesis film (Midpoint Review only)
  • Demonstrate advanced-level achievement by producing two or more thesis films (Final Review only)
  • Acquire or originate and develop material for a project that can be pitched in a professional setting
  • Effectively showcase work in an industry-standard demo reel or website
  • Collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary teams

Production Design

  • Design the look of at least two thesis films based on the director’s vision, including: chosing locations, creating settings, selecting props, and dressing sets. (Final Review only)
  • Communicate design concepts through basic drawing skills and visual presentations
  • Effectively showcase work in an industry-standard demo reel and website
  • Collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary teams

Careers

Designed to equip aspiring Motion Picture and Television professionals with a comprehensive toolbox of marketable skills, our hands-on training prepares graduates to compete for a range of opportunities in the entertainment industry, such as careers in film.

Cinematography

Capture the action working as a Cinematographer, Camera Operator, 1st Assistant Camera, 2nd Assistant Camera, Loader, Media Manager, Gaffer, Electrician, Key Grip, Dolly Grip, Still Photographer in the Camera Department, or Visual Effects Camera Person.

Directing

Work as a Director in Features, Television, Documentaries, Social Media, Industrials or Commercials, or Virtual Reality. Work as a Script Supervisor, 1st Assistant Director, or perform 2nd Unit Directing.

Editing

Edit content for Features, Television, Reality Programing, Documentaries, Social Media Outlets, Fashion Videos, Industrials, and Virtual Reality projects. Work in Color Timing or Visual Effects or as a Green Screen and Composite Editor or Sound and Music Editor.

Producing

Make productions come together as a Line Producer, Production Manager, Unit Production Manager or 1st Assistant Director. Work in Development or as a Studio Executive. Work as an Agent or Manager. Work in Marketing and Distribution or as a Social Media Specialist.

Production Design

Create the look and feel of the set as a Production Designer, Art Director, Art Department Coordinator, Set Dresser, Props Master, or Scenic Artist.

Screenwriting

Write features, television, short form content and if you choose, documentaries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film Language Studio
  • Writer-Director Intensive
  • Editing Concepts
  • Anthropology: Experiencing Culture
  • Motion Picture Theory & Style
  • Directing Actors for Motion Pictures

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

90 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • College transcripts must show the classes/subjects, grades, credits and number of hours completed for each class
  • Applicants and sponsors must complete the Affidavit of Support Form
  • An art portfolio in your chosen discipline is required with detailed descriptions for all international graduate school applicants
  • An official bank letter (from student. family/parents/sponsor) must show a minimum balance of $42,000 USD or equivalent
  • We do not require TOEFL or IELTS scores and do not have a minimum score requirement
  • Photocopy of your valid passport
  • Photocopy of your 1-20, 1-94, or other visa document
  • If your transcripts are not in English. they must be translated and notarized

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1191 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1191 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1137 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1137 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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