Digital Cinema

National University

12 months
430 USD/module
430 USD/module
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Learn to produce engaging visual content by combining professional cinema techniques with leading-edge digital media tools in the Master of Fine Arts in Digital Cinema Production at the National University.


Digital Cinema Production Program at the National University Learning Outcomes

  • Critique the creative works of others using relevant critical models and professional vocabulary
  • Evaluate professional and theoretical issues and processes pertaining to movies and aspects of digital filmmaking based on recognized industry models and standards
  • Incorporate research from primary and secondary sources into sustained analyses and interpretations of screenplays, films and television programs
  • Generate an original narrative screenplay that incorporates standard industry format, dramatic narrative elements in a coherent plot structure
  • Create an original short fiction or non-fiction narrative film with a coherent structure and compelling storyline that engages and sustains the interest of a discriminating audience
  • Generate the standard industry documentation required to effectively communicate and collaborate with a production team during the development, production, editing and distribution of a professional motion picture
  • Generate original digital motion picture sequences using current cinematic theory and techniques to support the thematic concepts and story objectives of a script
  • Construct digital motion picture sequences using current film and sound editing techniques and theory that engage and sustain the interest of a discriminating audience
  • Implement film industry production and post-production workflow processes to capture, edit, finish and export digital video assets to appropriate distribution media
  • Create an original short motion picture based on an original concept with a coherent storyline that is significant and complex enough to engage and sustain the interest of a discriminating audience and is suitable for distribution or submission to a film festival

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • You’ll blend Hollywood and independent film traditions with hands-on experience in the professional film production disciplines. 
  • Because the film production coursework is presented in an online/hybrid format, the program allows students living outside the major media markets the chance to study film production with film industry professionals both online and onsite during the digital cinema production residency in Los Angeles. 
  • During the MFA in Film Production program you will produce several short digital film projects and a thesis film, and upon graduation you will be prepared to produce your own professional media projects and teach in film and media arts programs at the college and university level.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


IELTS or TOEFL needed


45 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university where an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better was achieved.
  • Students with a grade point average of 2.0 to 2.49 may be admitted to the University if they have a satisfactory score on one of the following tests: GMAT, GRE, Miller Analogies Test, or an approved, standardized program-specific exam.
  • Students with an undergraduate grade point average of 2.0 to 2.49 may be accepted to National University on a probationary status. 
  • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    430 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 430 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    430 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 430 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.

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