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
Narrative Editing: Theory & Practice 3
Visual Narrative Workshop 3
Film Department Orientation 0
Set Safety Class 0
Screenwriting: Writing Visually 3
Producing & Set Procedures 4
The Director & the Script 5
TERM 2 - SPRING
Thinking Critically About Film 3
Narrative Film Analysis 3
Advanced Acting Workshop 3
Cine Workshop: Lighting the Narrative 3
Cell Phone Cinema 4
TERM 3 - SUMMER
Visual Storytelling Techniques 3
Selling Your Indie Film: Concept to Distribution 3
Pitching 3
Individual Advisement & Thesis Research 1
Screenwriting: Rewriting Visually 2
TERM 4 - FALL
Designing Movements & the Virtual Director 3
Sound Design: The Other Half 3
Watching Films Like a Filmmaker 3
Written Thesis Development 1
Narrative Editing: Workshop 3
Film Thesis Development 1
TERM 5 - SPRING
Business Affairs for the Filmmaker 3
Color Science & VFX 3
Film Thesis Production 2
Written Thesis Creation 1
Completed Thesis 0
TOTAL
Total Required Units 69