Film Production Graduate Degree
Students receive an advanced education in behind-the-scenes filmmaking, working in teams to complete real films, while focusing on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles.
- Filmmaking Concepts and Practices
- Experimental Filmmaking
- Script Production
- Visual Storytelling Techniques
- Directing Talent
- Business of Film
Bringing films from concept to completion requires a skill set in both art and technology. Innovations in techniques, communication, and distribution channels have leveled the playing field for independent filmmakers, but the core elements of a compelling film remain the same.
In Full Sail University’s Film Production master of fine arts program, you’ll receive an advanced education in behind-the-scenes filmmaking, working in teams to complete real films. Your educational experience centers on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles, as well as the techniques and business strategies needed to bring your completed works to audiences.
Your courses and projects will help you understand what makes a film successful from both artistic and marketability perspectives. Through project-based course content that’s aligned with the real-world film production cycle, you’ll learn how to assess the dramatic and commercial viability of a film script, develop the necessary planning required for film production, manage talent and produce a film, and understand the legal and business considerations of filmmaking.
You’ll develop advanced filmmaking skills in Full Sail’s professional studios and facilities – including a Hollywood-style backlot – and get familiar with industry equipment, software and technology. This will all come together as you build a graduate-level visual portfolio to showcase your talents.
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Last updated May 31, 2017