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Film Studies, M.A.

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The National University Master of Arts in Film Studies curriculum covers the central aspects of film studies, including theory, history, film genre, national film histories, and individual directors.

About

The Master of Arts in Film Studies curriculum covers the central aspects of film studies, including theory, history, film genre, national film histories, and individual directors. The MA in film studies degree provides the student with the critical vocabulary, tools, and research abilities required to produce professional scholarship in the discipline on topics of current and historical academic interest.The online film studies degree program provides students with advanced theoretical, historical, and aesthetic appreciation of cinema. Film Studies, as an independent academic discipline, is among the fastest growing areas in higher education. Film Studies departments are increasingly seeking teachers with advanced education in this discipline. The program prepares the student for doctoral studies in the art of film, for teaching at the community-college level, and for other careers requiring advanced literacy and critical thinking.

Accreditation

Affiliations and memberships that strengthen National University and its quality.

National University has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since 1977, the same body which accredits all of the major universities and colleges in California, Hawaii, Guam and the Pacific Basin.

In addition to being accredited by WASC, National University also is:

  • Approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • Approved by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • A member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • A member of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)
  • National University's English Language Programs are accredited by the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP)

Programme Structure

Core Requisite(s):

  • Film Theory
  • Film History: The Silents
  • Film History: American Film
  • Film Genre Studies
  • World Film
  • Great Directors: American
  • Great Directors: International
  • Film Studies Capstone Course

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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):

    180

    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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

To receive the Master of Arts in Film Studies, students must complete at least 45 quarter units. A total of 4.5 quarter units of graduate credit may be granted for equivalent graduate work completed at another institution, as it applies to this degree and provided units were not used in earning another advanced degree. Students should refer to the section in the General Catalog on graduate admission requirements for specific information regarding application and evaluation. 

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    416 USD/module
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  • National

    416 USD/module
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Cost per Quarter Unit - $416

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