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Digital Cinema, M.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Digital Cinema Production MFA prepares graduates to produce compelling visual stories for an expanding digital media marketplace. The MFA in film production provides hands-on experience applying dramatic narrative and cinematic concepts and professional techniques from Hollywood and independent film traditions to the creative development and production of entertainment and other media content.


Program 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 Included:
  • Narrative Structure in Film
  • Screenwriting
  • Screenwriting I Practicum
  • Cinematic Design
  • Digital Editing
  • Digital Editing Practicum
  • Sound Design
  • Digital Cinematography
  • Cinematography Practicum
  • Producing Digital Cinema
  • Film Directing
  • Production Management
  • Production Management Practicum

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    81 quarter units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Application Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the University graduate admission requirements listed in the catalog under general information for graduate degrees as well as the following MDC program criteria. Students must submit an application packet, pass a personal interview, and attend the program orientation before they may begin classes. The application will determine applicant proficiency and skill sets in digital technology, editing and photography as well as writing and communication in English at the graduate level.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1250 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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