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Film, M.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Overview

ArtCenter's graduate Film program provides developing filmmakers with an immersive opportunity to refine and expand their visual storytelling abilities under the mentorship and guidance of top Hollywood talent and decision makers.

Students create and own their personal work, with a focus on directing, screenwriting, cinematography, editing or producing. Our location in Los Angeles, the heart of the entertainment industry, enables us to build a faculty of entertainment industry professionals and guest lecturers who guide students in the design, development and production of their projects.

Traditional disciplinary boundaries melt away in a program known for attracting a diverse community of storytellers. Among the College's many unique resources is its community of talented designers. And collaboration among students and faculty from other disciplines allows ideas to flourish and encourages visual experimentation.

Programme Structure

  • Film Department Orientation 
  • Set Safety Class 
  • Screenwriting: Writing Visually 
  • Producing & Set Procedures 
  • The Director & the Script 
  • Designing Movements & the Virtual Director 
  • Visual Narrative Workshop 
  • Individual Advisement & Setting Your Goals 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    66 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  •  A Fully Completed Application
  •  Application Fee
  •  Official Transcripts from all colleges attended
  •  English as a Foreign Language Proficiency
  •  Program-Specific Requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21881 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    43762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21881 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pasadena

  • 1629 - 2760 USD/month
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