Film Production and Creative Writing, Master | University of British Columbia | Vancouver, Canada
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Master of Fine Arts On Campus

Film Production and Creative Writing

24 months
Duration
9313 CAD/year
5301 CAD/year
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About

Film Production and Creative Writing is a major component of Vancouver’s economy, as well as in cities across the globe. The University of British Columbia has an over 40-year history of training some of Canada's (and the world's) brightest filmmakers and technicians.

Overview

The MFA in Film Production and Creative Writing from University of British Columbia focuses on the areas of directing, screenwriting and producing live action narrative or documentary film for students who already have a comprehensive background in filmmaking and wish to pursue a specific creative or intellectual vision in an academic environment. 

The Joint MFA in Film Production and Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia offers the same film production education but with an additional focus on screenwriting. Students in the Joint degree take additional coursework in screenwriting through the Creative Writing program and are required to write the script for their thesis film. Our graduate and student work has screened at film festivals across the globe, and graduates have had key roles in films as diverse as District 9, 65 Red_Roses, and The Editor.

Career Options:

UBC MFA Film Production and Creative Writing graduates can be found working in the film industry as producers, screenwriters, and directors. Some also choose to pass on what they have learned by working as instructors and professors at educational institutions. Many serve on the boards of film organizations or serve on juries at film awards.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Problems in Directing
  • Advanced Writing for Television
  • Advanced Writing for the Screen
  • Producing for Film and Television
  • Alternative Cinema Production
  • Documentary Development and Production
  • Seminar in Film Studies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study. Document submission requirements depend on whether your institution of study is within Canada or outside of Canada.
  • A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Applicants should apply without contacting individual faculty members prior to the application. Identification of potential faculty members in the application form is optional. Faculty members will review applications of applicants they are interested in and get in touch as part of the applicant evaluation.
  • Permanent Residents of Canada must provide a clear photocopy of both sides of the Permanent Resident card.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9313 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9313 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5301 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5301 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

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Financing

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Funding

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