Graduate Film students work closely with industry professionals to develop and shoot personal narrative, documentary and commercial work.

Our program attracts a diverse community of storytellers. Traditional disciplinary boundaries melt away and collaboration among students and faculty from other disciplines encourages ideas to flourish.

Typical length of study for the MFA in Film is five full terms, and the program may be completed in two years.

Curriculum subject to change.

TERM 1 - FALL
Film Department Orientation  
Set Safety Class  
Screenwriting: Writing Visually 3
Producing & Set Procedures 4
The Director & the Script 5
Narrative Editing: Theory & Practice 3
Visual Narrative Workshop 3
TERM 2 - SPRING
Advanced Acting Workshop 3
Cine Workshop: Lighting theNarrative 3
Thinking Critically About Film 3
Narrative Film Analysis 3
Cell Phone Cinema 4
TERM 3 - SUMMER
Pitching 3
Individual Advisement & Thesis Research 1
Screenwriting: Rewriting Visually 2
Visual Storytelling Techniques 3
Selling Your Indie Film: Concept to Distribution 3
TERM 4 - FALL
Designing Movement & the Visual Director 3
Written Thesis Development 1
Narrative Editing: Workshop 3
Sound Design: The Other Half 3
Watching Films Like a Filmmaker 3
Film Thesis Development 1
TERM 5 - SPRING
Color Science & VFX 3
Business Affairs for the Filmmaker 3
Film Thesis Production 2
Written Thesis Creation 1
Completed Thesis  
TOTAL
Total Required Units 66