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Film Theory and Criticism, M.A.

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About

A student pursuing this degree is generally interested in investigating film as a cultural product, delving into the impact of representation, the underlying meaning of film narratives and innovations to the medium over time. Others may be more interested in film production, screenwriting and direction. Our program is best suited to students who are looking to move on to a terminal degree program in film, American studies, or popular culture/media studies, and who want to pursue a career in teaching and researching film.

Programme Structure

CMU's program offers several graduate assistantship opportunities for incoming graduate students. Currently 16 students receive full funding as teaching graduate assistants. Graduate assistants receive opportunities to teach laboratory sections, assist professors with classroom teaching and work directly with students via co-curricular organizations.In addition, students have access to state-of-the-art equipment, including two HD FM radio stations with supporting production facilities, a complete electronic cinematography production unit, a 3-camera HD television studio, a digital newsroom with three video editing stations and an AV-6 based audio recording studio.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    550

    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:

    6.5

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 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).

  • A completed undergraduate degree in broadcasting, film studies or an associated discipline (usually 30 semester hours of study related to mass media);
  • a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7;
  • a skills-based resume; and
  • a demo reel of audio and/or video production work.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    850 USD/credit
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  • National Applies to you

    850 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • In-State Applies to you

    596 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 596 USD per credit and a duration of  .
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Living costs for Mount Pleasant

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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