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Film and Media Studies

Yale University

12 months
44500 USD/year
44500 USD/year
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Yale University’s Program in Film and Media Studies quickly achieved the international stature it enjoys today.


Building on a core faculty that had long overseen an impressive undergraduate major, the graduate program attracted incoming faculty who were eager to help shape it. 

The quality of the students who have applied has been superior, and the large majority of those selected have chosen to study here. Fifty students have completed, or are in the midst of, their degrees. Our alumni hold positions at a range of institutions, including universities with major graduate programs, and several have already seen their revised dissertations published as books by important presses. 

Learning outcomes

Graduate students of this Film and Media Studies at Yale University have been able to produce such significant research thanks not least to Yale’s unparalleled resources.  Specialized librarians and curators keep our students in mind as they collect and make available the massive amounts of material held by the Sterling Memorial Library, the Haas library in the History of Art, and especially the Beinecke rare book library that houses the archives of hundreds of filmmakers, writers, and artists. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Studies in Documentary Film
  • Visual Kinship, Families, and Photography
  • French Cinema through the New Wave
  • Structural Transformations of the Public Sphere
  • Documentary Film Workshop
  • Film and Media Studies Certificate Workshop

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $80 application fee or fee waiver
    • Recommendations from two teachers and one counselor
    • School Report with transcript
    • English proficiency test results - recommended for non-native English-speakers
    • Mid-Year Report & Final Report

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44500 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    44500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44500 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for New Haven

1380 - 2110 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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