MFA On Campus

Emerging Media - Feature Film Production

University of Central Florida

24 months
1194 USD/credit 39402 USD/year
1194 USD/credit 39402 USD/year
369 USD/credit 12177 USD/year
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The Emerging Media - Feature Film Production program of University of Central Florida is a terminal degree, the highest degree awarded to filmmakers or film artists. It is a highly selective and rigorous professional film production program for visual artists and film practitioners who demonstrate exceptional artistic and intellectual prowess.


The Emerging Media - Feature Film Production program of University of Central Florida produces graduates with mastery of storytelling through the digital medium as it encourages the candidate to find his or her personal style. Entrepreneurial in spirit, the program emphasizes story, performance, aesthetic choice, business, and creative thinking. When participation is committed and complete, the program develops graduates who can compete in the worlds of national and international independent filmmaking.

Programme Overview

While students may make a thesis film outside the narrative feature film model (i.e., an experimental or documentary film), all MFA candidates are required to take the core required courses that teach the customs and skills required of the narrative model. Upon completion of the degree, each student will have produced a microbudget digital feature film or long-form equivalent body of work and prepared a marketing strategy for its distribution and exhibition. The budgetary limitation is designed to encourage the student to move away from more traditional modes of production toward an approach that minimizes crew size, cast size, shooting time and production costs in favor of more careful planning, more personal filmmaking and more creative use of the means of production.

We welcome innovative approaches within the digital cinema paradigm that reimagine how new technologies can create alternative performances to exploit the tension between narrative and experimental storytelling, creating a new agency for actors and new expectations for audiences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Film Production 
  • Microbudget Production Design
  • Directing Workshop for Film and Digital Media
  • Guerilla Marketing and Models of Distribution
  • Microbudget Pre-Production
  • Microbudget Post-Production

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


66 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

One official transcript from each college/university attended

A BA or BFA in film production is preferred, however, degrees in the following areas are acceptable if accompanied by a strong video portfolio: 

  • Animation
  • Art
  • Cinema Studies
  • Communication
  • English/Creative Writing
  • Game Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Journalism
  • Photography
  • Radio/TV

Personal Statement

Portfolio: Submit 1-3 complete short films (each being 15 minutes or less) that the applicant has participated in as a principle creative collaborator

Writing Sample


Provide two letters of recommendation

Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39402 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1194 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    39402 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1194 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12177 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 369 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Orlando

1111 - 1939 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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