Film and Television Production, Master | San Diego State University | San Diego, United States
24 months
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9724 USD/year
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To be seriously considered for admission, Film and Television Production applicants at San Diego State University must post a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Verbal score of 150 or higher (450 or higher using old grading system), a math score of 142 or higher (450 or higher using old grading system), and a GRE Writing Assessment (GRE-W) of Level 4 or higher.

Overview

Key facts

On rare occasions, if an applicant’s portfolio material is exceptionally strong, the Film and Television Production Selection Committee at San Diego State University may waive scores that fall below these minimums and accept the student on a provisional basis.  For international applicants for whom English is not their first language, a TOEFL paper score of 550 (or 213 online version) or higher is required. Students who reach our short list can expect to be interviewed by phone or skype before a final decision is made. In the case to international students for whom English is not their first language, this interview also serves to determine oral language proficiency.

Occasionally, students from other disciplines or academic backgrounds other than television and film inquire about application to the TFM Program. For these students, it should be pointed out that a critical component in the application package is the portfolio – the strongest evidence you can offer of your artistic, creative and craft potential. The selection committee looks specifically for originality of concept and treatment, ability to shape narrative material with skill and nuance, and the level of craft skill. The TFM Masters Program seeks applicants whose aspirations and talents fall under the rubric “Independent Filmmaking.” While the portfolio most often takes the form of film/video sample, some submit screenplays, storyboards or other evidence of skill and creativity with respect to the moving image; but it should be stressed that we prefer evidence of motion image art.

It is highly recommended that the prospective applicant with no formal media training be able to demonstrate experience or familiarity with the production process. Most successful applicants coming from other academic disciplines have worked on a film or TV crew, or have enrolled in a special course or courses in a community college or a professional training program. Appropriate courses might include courses in film production, video production, non-linear editing, lighting, audio production, or courses in directing for the camera. Such courses generally afford the applicant an opportunity to produce a respectable portfolio piece that can be included in the TFM application package.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Aspects of Film
  • Production for Television and Film
  • Writing for Television and Film
  • Writing Short Narrative and Documentary Films
  • Midway Review Production

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

54 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal Statement
  • A resume to include any film and/or video production experience you have had
  • A story treatment for a short film, either narrative or documentary
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources who can speak to your ability to achieve artistically and creatively in Media Production
  • Creative samples fo your work
  • Official Transcripts
  • Program Application (online)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9724 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9724 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9724 USD per year during 24 months.

Nonresident tuition: Add $396 per unit to the basic tuition and fees listed above.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 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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