12 months
2128 USD/credit 76608 USD/year
2128 USD/credit 76608 USD/year
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The Cinema Studies MA program from New York University provides students with an advanced course of study in the history, theory and criticism of motion pictures.


M.A. coursework is traditionally completed in three semesters with full-time enrollment. Part-time enrollment is permitted for working students.

Career opportunities

Graduates from the Cinema Studies MA program from New York University have gone on to successful careers as film curators, programmers, preservationists, as well as film critics, instructors, screenwriters, filmmakers and industry professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film Form
  • Film Theory
  • Film History
  • Historiography or Television: History & Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A professional résumé listing academic background, work experience, honors, affiliations with professional organizations, papers presented at conferences, published work, language ability, etc.
  • A statement of purpose (two to three double-spaced pages) outlining your academic and professional background, goals, and what you hope to gain from the program.
  • A writing sample (15-20 double-spaced pages) that reflects your ability to carry out sustained critical, theoretical, and/or historical thinking on film, television, video, and/or new media. In the absence of a moving image–related topic, a piece of writing on a subject in the arts or humanities is acceptable.
  • Standardized Test Information – GMAT or GRE (and TOEFL if required);
  • Transcripts & Degrees; 
  • Professional Information; 
  • Essays;
  • EQ endorsements must be submitted online;
  • International Student Supplement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    76608 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2128 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    76608 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2128 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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