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Academy of Art University Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Motion Pictures & Television
Academy of Art University

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Motion Pictures & Television

San Francisco, USA

6 Semesters


Full time

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Jun 2024

USD 1,276 *

Distance Learning, On-Campus

* per unit for international students | $1,218 per unit for domestic students. Additional fees apply


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The School of Motion Pictures & Television’s MFA program offers in-depth, advanced training in the various areas of film and television production. Depending on the area of specialization, the MFA program culminates in a thesis film or professional reel/portfolio. Areas of study include directing, producing, cinematography, editing, production design, and screenwriting. Students are prepared to compete for work in the industry or to teach, as the MFA is a terminal degree.

Unit Requirements

Degree Requirements

MFA Motion Pictures & Television Degree Requirements

  • Successful completion of the Final Thesis Project
  • Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and the following Academic Study requirements:
    • 1 Art Historical Awareness & Aesthetic course
    • 1 Cross-Cultural Understanding course

Program Outcome


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