Masters of Arts in Film Production

Compare 19 Master of Art Programs in Film Production

An MA (Master of Arts) is a path of study that generally takes multiple years to complete and requires high-level coursework in a given field. Once graduated, students can opt to enter the workforce or to continue their education in their area of interest.

What is an MA in Production? This particular MA degree is focused on the many components that together make possible film production. Producing, directing, production design, cinematography and screenwriting are among the most common topics of study for students enrolled in these programs. Coursework is designed to build technical skill and foster creative expression in each of these areas, and therefore the learning is often hands-on. Depending on the particular program, students may get a chance to produce documentaries, drama films or digital shorts to be evaluated on the quality and effectiveness of their work.

For many students, the largest benefit to taking an MA in Production is the opportunity this path of study presents for contributing to the ever-expanding entertainment industry. Many people grow up loving film, but few get the chance to try their hand at actually producing it.

MA in Production programs vary in cost from school to school, in part based on each school's size and location. The best resource for specific information regarding a program's tuition and other fees is the school's admissions office. 

Students who graduate with an MA in Production are well on their way to building successful and rewarding careers within the film industry. The degree is perhaps most applicable to positions as film producers, but graduates have such a wide range of skills that they are often also able to work well as production designers, editors and screenwriters. The types of projects graduates can choose to pursue also vary greatly, from animated television shows to documentaries. On the other hand, graduates may decide not to enter the film industry and instead join the ranks of academia as film scholars. This path generally requires more education, but can be just as gratifying.

Over all, this course of study has much to offer any aspiring film producer. If you are interested in learning more about the degree and the various programs currently available to students, search through our database of schools. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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M.A. New Media Production

Webster University
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months August 2019 USA St. Louis

New Media Production programs are for students seeking a mastery of storytelling skills in a multi-platform digital communication environment. This degree is designed to sharpen the production skills students already have and introduce students to a variety of additional skill sets to advance in a multi-platform media landscape that demands proficiency and knowledge of production in various media forms. [+]

M.A. New Media Production

New Media Production programs are for students seeking a mastery of storytelling skills in a multi-platform digital communication environment. This degree is designed to sharpen the production skills students already have and introduce students to a variety of additional skill sets to advance in a multi-platform media landscape that demands proficiency and knowledge of production in various media forms.

In the current dynamic media environment, the demand is for practitioners who are able to produce content on various digital platforms using the latest equipment and methods. This degree is designed to teach students how to succeed in that changing media environment and to give them the production skills necessary to communicate stories with impact. ... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Film Production

Full Sail University
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 USA Winter Park

In Full Sail University’s Film Production master of fine arts program, your education centers on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles, as well as the business strategies needed to bring your completed works to audiences. [+]

Innovations in techniques, communication, and distribution channels have leveled the playing field for filmmakers, but the elements of a compelling film remain the same. In Full Sail University’s Film Production master of fine arts program, your education centers on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles, as well as the business strategies needed to bring your completed works to audiences.

You’ll build these skills in Full Sail’s professional studios and facilities, and get familiar with the industry's equipment, software, and technology. This will all come together as you build a graduate-level portfolio to showcase your talents.

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Master of Arts in Audiovisual Arts

KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent
Campus Full time Part time 60 hours September 2018 Belgium Ghent + 1 more

The School of Arts offers English-language master programmes in the visual arts, audiovisual arts and music. Each year, dozens of foreign students choose the master programmes of our faculty to continue their studies. The presence of students from different international backgrounds is an enrichment for our educational tradition and provides an added value to the training of foreign master students and Flemish students moving on from the Dutch-language bachelor programmes alike. [+]

English master

The School of Arts offers English-language master programmes in the visual arts, audiovisual arts and music. Each year, dozens of foreign students choose the master programmes of our faculty to continue their studies. The presence of students from different international backgrounds is an enrichment for our educational tradition and provides an added value to the training of foreign master students and Flemish students moving on from the Dutch-language bachelor programmes alike.

The programmes are organized so as to facilitate encounters between Dutch-speaking and English-speaking students in informal contexts, in seminars and courses, and even in artistic projects, they start up together. There are no differences in curricula, competencies, learning outcomes or organization between the English-language programmes and their Dutch-language counterparts. English-speaking candidates holding a master’s degree in music can also go in for the advanced master ‘soloist contemporary music’.... [-]


MFA in Film Production

Chapman University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Orange

The three-year M.F.A. in Film Production is a mentoring-focused, hands-on program that explores all aspects of film production through the use of storytelling, industry standard tools and best practices. Students must choose an area of specialization at the point of application in either directing, cinematography, editing or sound design. [+]

Whether you’re currently working in the film industry or some other field, if film production is your calling, then Dodge College is your seminary.

Degree Requirements Complete 72 credits at the 500 or 600 level. Successfully complete a thesis film. Pass an oral defense of the thesis project. Learning Outcomes Exhibit an understanding of the fundamental components of visual storytelling, story structure, and story analysis. Articulate the various functions and roles on a film set, and work collaboratively within that structure. Through closely-mentored projects, demonstrate technical proficiency in a specific filmmaking discipline (Directing, Editing, Cinematography, Sound Design, Producing, or Production Design). Through critical essays, writing assignments, and visual production exercises demonstrate an understanding of the development of film language, including aesthetic perspective. [-]

Master Degree in Cinema and Digital Media

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The three-year follow-up Master's degree program is an intensive hands-on and theoretical preparation from the very beginning. [+]

Have you received a BA in cinema? or a BA in another field and you are able to prove your filmmaking talents are on a par with a BA cinema level? Here you are – a 3-year master’s degree program. This natural evolution of FAMU International gained specific contours in the fall of 2008 when the first, carefully selected students enrolled for their three-year course.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The three-year follow-up Master's degree program is an intensive hands-on and theoretical preparation from the very beginning. Students work with an HDV, HDSLR and other digital formats while adopting a professional approach to the 16mm and 35mm film formats both on location and in the studio. At the same time, students take a number of compulsory courses based on their specialization, complemented with suitable elective courses, workshops, and a number of modules – short intensive courses taught by guest professional artists, theorists, and visiting professors, mostly on Fridays or weekends.... [-]


MA in Film Production

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 semesters September 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham + 1 more

The students’ practical and theoretical understanding of filmmaking will be advanced by lecturers who work as professional filmmakers. Students will have access to industry-standard equipment, a professional on-campus film studio, personal edit suites with professional postproduction software, and sessions with external industry professionals. [+]

The students’ practical and theoretical understanding of filmmaking will be advanced by lecturers who work as professional filmmakers. Students will have access to industry-standard equipment, a professional on-campus film studio, personal edit suites with professional postproduction software, and sessions with external industry professionals. You will be encouraged to creatively explore the art of filmmaking within the context of a highly structured, professional industry environment, and should graduate with clearly articulated outputs that may be used to advance their careers in film production.

Study style

Student practical work (film projects) will be assessed in the modules that include specific production activity. Written work will be assessed in both production modules that include written submissions (including pre-production material) and in modules that require academic writing (including Textual Studies and Postgraduate Thesis).... [-]


MA in Artists Film & Moving Image

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

This intensively taught programme is designed for artist filmmakers who want to develop their practice and their professional networks to a level that enables them to work within the art and film worlds. [+]

This intensively taught programme is designed for artist filmmakers who want to develop their practice and their professional networks to a level that enables them to work within the art and film worlds.

This course is a twelve-month, intensively taught practice-based MA aimed at graduates and/or artists working within the field of moving image who wish to achieve a professional level in their practice with the support of an Art Department that has an exceptionally high concentration of accomplished artist filmmakers.

The programme is centred around the individual experience and knowledge that each student brings to the programme toward developing them as highly reflective and committed practitioners, as artist filmmakers who want to innovate in the expanding field of moving image within the context of artists’ film production, exhibition, reception and distribution.... [-]


MA in Directing and Producing Science and Natural History

National Film and Television School
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 United Kingdom Beaconsfield

A unique course, the only one of its kind in the UK, designed to fast track you into the industry. [+]

Overview

A unique course, the only one of its kind in the UK, designed to fast track you into the industry.

New technology and a greater variety of formats are challenging the traditional boundaries of Science and Natural History Programming and driving greater audience demand. British production companies are at the forefront of leading innovation in formats and high-end content, with growing opportunities to work with North American and international broadcasters.

Top reasons to apply: Exclusive scholarship available for this course with RSPB and other partners.* The course includes masterclasses from leading practitioners in industry, including from the world-renowned BBC NHU Students will gain the skills and expertise needed to direct science, natural history and wildlife productions and the know-how to produce entire shows. The course gives students the ability to generate science and natural history programme ideas and formats. Gain the confidence and know-how to pitch those ideas to commissioning editors. Graduate with a brilliant list of industry contacts and relevant skills for building a sustainable career as a Producer/Director. Work experience at the UK’s major wildlife production companies. ... [-]

MFA in Film and Media Art

Emerson College
Campus 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA Boston

Our unique program provides students of all levels with the opportunity to develop as engaged and versatile creative professionals and media artists. Students will work with image and sound to entertain, inform, persuade, and challenge, using both traditional and emergent media forms. They will develop an understanding of the disciplines of film, video, audio, and interactive media production, bringing this understanding to bear on traditional and convergent media works. [+]

Program Summary

The MFA in Film & Media Art program seeks talented and ambitious students at all levels offering three entry points.

Our unique program provides students of all levels with the opportunity to develop as engaged and versatile creative professionals and media artists. Students will work with image and sound to entertain, inform, persuade, and challenge, using both traditional and emergent media forms. They will develop an understanding of the disciplines of film, video, audio, and interactive media production, bringing this understanding to bear on traditional and convergent media works.

The MFA in Film and Media Art is a terminal degree for students who wish to pursue careers as media production professionals and artists, or who want to teach at the college or university level. Students are able to explore a variety of media production genres—computer animation, documentary, experimental media, fiction narrative, installation, interactive art, and sound design—with a degree program that provides foundational knowledge in the use of media technologies, theory, critical and historical context, and media business while offering a set of courses of advanced training and mentorship in their specific area of interest.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Film and Video Production

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 USA Rochester

The MFA program in Film / Video Production enjoys state-of-the-art facilities in which students can create in imaging arts computer animation is unique in that it is the only such program housed in a School of Film and Animation with full production facilities, as well as the additional support of highly specialized faculty in photography, imaging science, computer science and information technology, and printing. [+]

The MFA program in Film / Video Production enjoys state-of-the-art facilities in which students can create in imaging arts computer animation is unique in that it is the only such program housed in a School of Film and Animation with full production facilities, as well as the additional support of highly specialized faculty in photography, imaging science, computer science and information technology, and printing.

Program goalsThe program’s goals provide students with the opportunity to use animation, filmmaking, and other imaging arts as a means to:

pursue a career and earn a livelihood. enrich their personal lives and society as a whole. encourage a sense of community, creativity, scholarship, and purpose. ... [-]

Master in Film Production

University of Lincoln
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Boston + 1 more

This practice-led MA offers the opportunity to advance your practical and theoretical understanding of media production processes in a professional and creative environment. [+]

The Course

This practice-led MA offers the opportunity to advance your practical and theoretical understanding of media production processes in a professional and creative environment.

The programme is informed by industry professionals and our academic team who are actively engaged in research, professional practice, filmmaking, and publishing. You will have the chance to develop the professional skills required by senior managers and professionals in the media and to cover the ethics, laws and regulatory frameworks that govern and affect the industry.

You will have the opportunity to develop your practical production skills in our Media Broadcast Centre. You will have the chance to tailor your learning to your interests and career aspirations by choosing to focus on the creative production of programmes in fiction, documentary or experimental forms across a wide range of media platforms.... [-]


MA Film Production

UWL University of West London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

The course is predominantly practical, with almost 70% of learning geared towards enabling you to produce documentary and experimental films. [+]

MA Film Production

The Guardian recently declared UWL to be the best modern University in London. We believe our exciting postgraduate filmmaking programme demonstrates this acclaim clearly. It has been designed to meet the needs of aspiring filmmakers who aim to innovate within the expanding fields of Documentary and Experimental digital film production.

The course is predominantly practical, with almost 70% of learning geared towards enabling you to produce documentary and experimental films. For those whose interest is academic, there is also the possibility to replace the double project practice module with a dissertation. The course closely tracks contemporary developments in digital cinematography and sound design, actively encouraging students to create transformative cinematic responses which cross the boundaries between documentary, experimental and fictive forms. This includes:... [-]


MA / MSc Film Production

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

On this programme, students develop a practical and critical approach to the relationship between film production workflows, digital film technology, and creative practice. The programme seeks to develop students' creative abilities to a high professional standard, preparing them for employment in increasingly dynamic film and media sectors, and to facilitate film projects that foreground the importance of practice-based research, expertise and experimentation. [+]

On this programme, students develop a practical and critical approach to the relationship between film production workflows, digital film technology, and creative practice. The programme seeks to develop students' creative abilities to a high professional standard, preparing them for employment in increasingly dynamic film and media sectors, and to facilitate film projects that foreground the importance of practice-based research, expertise and experimentation.

The MA route allows students to refine a critical approach to creativity in areas such as writing, directing, and producing; the MSc focuses on creative technological agendas in areas such as cinematography, editing, and VFX.... [-]


MA in Editing and Post Production (EPP)

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course offers deep exposure to the skills, knowledge, and creativity required to get a secure foothold in the competitive world of Editing and Post Production. [+]

The MA in Editing and Post-Production (EPP) offers the opportunity to study part-time in the evenings and several weekends using our purpose built, outstanding media facilities within Elephant Studios at LSBU.

The teaching is delivered by industry professionals and it emphasizes professional collaborative workflows and the roles of all personnel in the Editing Department in the context of digital film production. Subjects covered include: working with digital cinema camera recording formats (e.g. Arri’s Log C format), color grading, audio post production and delivery platforms.

The course offers deep exposure to the skills, knowledge, and creativity required to get a secure foothold in the competitive world of Editing and Post Production (EPP). We aim to produce job-ready postgraduates who have the know-how and insight required to embark on careers in the challenging context of the creative industries, delivering professional practice skills around freelance work, enterprise, and new economic models for the creative industries.... [-]


MA in Postproduction

MetFilm School London
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom London Rugby Warwick + 2 more

Looking to build your future in the screen industries? MetFilm School is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading industry professionals, we offer you a career-focused, cutting edge, practical learning experience. The MA Post Production course equips you with creative and technical skills required to work within a range of postproduction sectors such as offline editing, sound design, grading and visual effects. During your studies, you’ll do a unique industry project that will give you real-life experience with external clients. [+]

Looking to build your future in the screen industries? MetFilm School is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading industry professionals, we offer you a career-focused, cutting edge, practical learning experience.

KEY FACTS MA POST PRODUCTION One-year full-time MA Post Production postgraduate course. For students who want to pursue careers in areas such as offline editing, sound design, grading and visual effects. Create a portfolio with a feature film project edit, an industry project for an external client, sound design, grading, VFX projects, and a final Master’s project.

WHY TAKE THE COURSE?

The MA Post Production course equips you with creative and technical skills required to work within a range of postproduction sectors such as offline editing, sound design, grading and visual effects. During your studies, you’ll do a unique industry project that will give you real-life experience with external clients.... [-]