M.A. On Campus

Communication (Film and Video)

Georgia State University

24 months
30216 USD/year
30216 USD/year
9552 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Communication (Film and Video) MA program offered at Georgia State University prepares students for professional activities in all areas of film/video/digital imaging in which the school has emphasis (moving image production and moving image studies), as well as for continued advanced graduate work at the Ph.D. level.


The tracks in Moving Image Production provide students with practical experience in the production of moving-image works and emphasize the aesthetic and narrative dimensions of moving image works. Students in these tracks produce creative theses (videos/films, new media works or feature screenplays).

Those in the Moving Image Studies track write research theses examining problems in the theory and history of moving images. The M.A. track in Moving Image Studies can be pursued as an end in itself (for example, educators in English and the humanities who find themselves increasingly working with moving images in their disciplines), but is often the stepping stone for pursuing the doctorate.


Alumni from the Communication (Film and Video) MA program offered at Georgia State University have gone on to work in film, television and entertainment industries as producers, directors, writers and editors.  Many alumni can be found in management and leadership positions at film festivals, non-profit organizations, as well as research, academia and a variety of other exciting careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Cinemas
  • Documentary Film
  • Adapting Literature to Film
  • Authors/Genres
  • Critical Visual Cultural Theory
  • Making a Living in the Arts
  • Media Historiography
  • Media Industries

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • statement of purpose
  • two letters of recommendation
  • CV or resume
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • official GRE scores, submitted by the deadline (recommended GRE minimums are 153 on the verbal portion and 144 on the math portion, though our applicants’ average tends to be higher than that; check our webpage closer to the date of application for up-to-date information. Production track applicants do not need to take the GRE)
  • transcripts from previous universities, including the one that granted your B.A.
  • application fee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4776 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Atlanta

1213 - 2208 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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