MFA On Campus

Cinema and Media Arts

Lindenwood University

24 months
540 USD/credit 16200 USD/year
540 USD/credit 16200 USD/year
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Whether you have your sights set on a future in film or television, advertising, journalism, or many others, you’re sure to be prepared for your dream job with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Cinema and Media Arts from Lindenwood University.


Through our Master of Fine Arts in Cinema and Media Arts program at Lindenwood University, you’ll work with state-of-the-art video and design technology to learn what it means to make a story come to life on the screen. Receive one-on-one guidance from faculty who are also professionals in the field and take advantage of the many unique internship opportunities in the arts that the St. Louis area has to offer. Start your journey to an exciting career in cinema and media arts today!

Lindenwood University Cinema and Media Arts Faculty

The faculty in the School of Arts, Media, and Communication are dedicated to helping you succeed and bringing their impressive real world experience in media arts to the classroom. Our communication professors are not only expert teachers; they are also award-winning filmmakers, journalists, radio hosts, advertising specialists, professional web designers, illustrators, production stage managers, technical producers, and television station managers. Small class sizes allow you to get to know them on a personal level and benefit from their individual guidance and expertise.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Research and Scholastic Writing
  • Graduate Seminar 
  • Cinema Workshop 
  • Cinema Thesis 
  • Photojournalism
  • Web Design 
  • Interactive Design
  • 3-D Graphics
  • Editing Film and Video
  • Short Film Production

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts demonstrating completion of undergraduate degree in related field with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in all major coursework.
  • The official results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be required if GPA is below 3.0. 
  • Contact information for three academic and/or professional references. 
  • 1,000-word statement of purpose describing applicant’s goals. 
  • Specific deliverables depending on area of study, such as a writing sample and/or portfolio of work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 540 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 540 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Saint Charles

800 - 1300 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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