Film Production: MFA
from the Bulletin
The Film Production program trains students to become complete filmmakers. Students learn all aspects of film production, from initial scripting to directing, cinematography, sound design, and editing. The production program focuses on three critical areas: film production, film studies, and screenwriting. Students study the work of master filmmakers to learn from those who came before them. At the same time, students practice the art of storytelling through their screenwriting courses. They then apply what they have learned in their production courses. This threefold approach has helped our students achieve national recognition in film festivals, screenwriting competitions, and film editing contests. The program emphasizes narrative filmmaking, offering courses in acting, directing, cinematography, lighting, sound design, and postproduction. The faculty’s goal is to enable each student to graduate with a short film capable of winning student film festivals, as well as a feature-length screenplay.