The MA in Filmmaking gives you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of film through courses on screenwriting, the art of the story, cinematography, film analysis, and through working in the field with media professionals. This program emphasizes the practical application of knowledge and project-based assessment.
We encourage you, as an MA candidate, to take risks and push your creative boundaries to discover deeper and deeper pools of creativity within yourself. Our goal is to give you the equipment, time, and expertise to create outstanding projects in a supportive environment and start your career!
We invite you to read about the entrance requirements, graduation requirements, and the course of study. You can also review possible careers and learn about our faculty.
We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible for admission into the MA program in August, 2013. Here's what you can expect from our program:
Create a Major Film
from concept to screen
A great feature of this one-year MA degree is that it allows students to dedicate a great deal of time to realize their creative vision and create a major work that makes an impact in the professional world.
Use State-of-the-art Equipment
Students will have access to our state-of-the-art equipment: the cinema standard RED ONE camera, Canon DSLRs, GoPro cameras, editing suites, a wide range of production and creative software, a filming studio, and a 175-seat theater with a green screen.
An Individualized Approach
explore your creativity
We are interested in getting each individual student to where he or she wants to be. Our faculty are passionate about the media arts, and deeply committed to their work with students. They will help MA candidates discover what they want to do, and explore what's the best way to get there. Class sizes will be kept low to facilitate individualized teaching and guidance.
spread your ideas
The Block System will immerse students in one course at a time, allowing them to get to know each other and form close creative relationships. This shared knowledge and experience will set the stage for collaboration and synergy through the course of the program. Students will also benefit from the university's Consciousness-Based Education.
a community brimming with talent
There is an exceptionally vibrant creative community in Fairfield, and filmmakers can always find excellent actors, musicians, dancers, poets, and fellow filmmakers to work with. The program will help students develop an awareness of today’s media market, and put them in touch with professionals in the creative industries who will connect them to internships and career opportunities outside the University.