Offered by the School of Communication, the Master of Fine Arts in Film and Electronic Media prepares students to become powerful visual storytellers in one of three concentrations: Environmental and Wildlife Filmmaking; Political, Cultural and Social Impact; or Art in Entertainment. Upon graduation, students are prepared to step into the industry as filmmakers and media creators or move on to a career in academia.
The MFA prepares you for a career as an artist telling meaningful stories for public knowledge and action in film and video productions, including documentaries, feature films and television. It also prepares you to teach at the university level.
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54 credit hours of approved graduate work
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Applicants must meet the minimum university requirements for graduate study. Admission to the program requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with at least a 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) grade point average in last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. International students whose first language is not English should take the TOEFL examination to demonstrate proficiency in written as well as spoken English. The Graduate Record General Examination (GRE) is required, but may be waived by the division director.
An undergraduate degree in one of the visual media is desirable, but applications from candidates who have majored in other fields will also be considered. Applicants with prior experience in the visual media should submit a portfolio illustrating relevant professional experience. Students without prior experience in film, video, photography, or digital media production or who do not demonstrate through their portfolio a level of minimum proficiency in media production will need to reconcile their deficiencies with additional coursework.
Applicants with prior experience in the visual media, who wish to be considered for a waiver of the required Principles of Video Production and/or Principles of Photography courses, should submit a written request illustrating relevant coursework or professional experience. Those requesting a waiver of either or both of these required courses will be required to take, and pass, a waiver exam. Students granted waivers for either, or both, of these required courses take advanced coursework in the field in fulfillment of those academic credits.
Official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a 1,000-word essay on the applicant's commitment to pursuing graduate study in the program are submitted with the application.
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