36 months
855 USD/credit 18810 USD/year
855 USD/credit 18810 USD/year
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The City University of New York offers a master of fine arts degree in cinema arts with a concentration in Cinema Arts - Post-Production.


The The three-year, 66-credit concentration in Cinema Arts - Post-Production from The City University of New York prepares students for professional careers in their area of specialization through a combination of practical and theoretical courses.

Student Learning Outcomes

When students complete their respective courses of study, they will have the skills and the experience to succeed in the full range of career opportunities within their discipline.

The curriculum is built on the use of the latest digital equipment and will stay current as innovative technology emerges. The various courses of study will reflect the reality that the very idea that filmmaking is in flux; no longer does it exclusively involve projected images in a darkened auditorium. The intent is to enable students to handle all aspects of commercial work whatever form it may take, from iPhones to IMAX.

The program is consistent with the institution’s mission and goal of providing highly skilled, technically forward-looking filmmakers capable of pursuing successful careers in the commercial, filmed entertainment industry in the city of New York and beyond. Central to the program is its embrace of the University's commitment to access and excellence. The program seeks attract students who reflect the rich cultural diversity of American society and recruits both locally, nationally and internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • World Cinema to 1960
  • Narrative Structure
  • World Cinema 1960 to present
  • Editing
  • Sound Design and Mix
  • Sound Recording for Production and Post

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 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

  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.' )
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose: Write a three- to four-page (double-spaced, 12-point font) statement explaining your purpose in undertaking graduate study in cinema arts.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio
  • F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    18810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 36 months.

New York State Residents:

Full-Time $5,545 per semester

Part-Time $470 per credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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