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.
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.
- 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
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media Liberal Arts View 326 other Masters in Film, Photography & Media in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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:
- Cinema Studies
- English/Creative Writing
- Game Design
- Graphic Design
Portfolio: Submit 1-3 complete short films (each being 15 minutes or less) that the applicant has participated in as a principle creative collaborator
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.
International39402 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1194 USD per credit during 24 months.
National39402 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1194 USD per credit during 24 months.
In-State12177 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 369 USD per credit during 24 months.
Living costs for Orlando
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.