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Film and Creative Media, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 17 months
, FL,
Discover the intricacies of film theory and take advantage of once-in-a-lifetime internship opportunities. Through your degree, you will build a portfolio with a screenplay and production plan that will give you a head start in the professional world of storytelling.


Without a doubt, there is a need for skilled professional storytellers in creative media. Since TV and motion picture production is among America's top resources, it's no surprise that it is a pillar for diverse industries.

Learn from those who know film production best. Our veteran faculty will guide you through writing screenplays and storytelling structures. Earning your MA in Film and Creative Media won't take long, but you can bet that it will be rigorous — and rewarding. Discover the intricacies of film theory or take on an internship opportunity. At the end of your studies, you will have built a portfolio with a screenplay and production plan. As you work to advance your creative career, you may even decide to pursue a doctorate in Film Studies — a natural next step.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Story and Structure
  • Film Production
  • Post Production
  • Writers in Development
  • Distribution
  • Acting for Directors

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 17 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

A degree in these areas is preferable: advertising, art, broadcasting, computer science, creative writing, film, graphic design, integrated marketing, journalism, mass communication, multimedia, music, new media, public relations, telecommunications or theater.

Students who do not have a bachelor's degree in communication or a related discipline may be required to complete up to twenty units of undergraduate course work to get to a masters entry level proficiency. The exact requirements will vary, depending upon previous academic and professional work.

Other requirements:

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Standardized Exam Score or Substantive Professional Experience
  • References
  • Official Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1013 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1013 USD per credit and a duration of 17 months.
  • National

    1013 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1013 USD per credit and a duration of 17 months.
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Living costs for Memphis

  • 900 - 1400 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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