Master of Fine Arts
Master of Arts


The Documentary Film Program offers an MFA degree through a two-year course of study and an MA through a one-year course of study. The program admits students on a full-time basis only.

The comprehensive curriculum is designed not only to equip students with the skill set needed to produce professional quality films, but also to develop a respect for the traditions of the craft, an understanding of the economic aspects of the industry, and the intellectual discipline required to translate a creative vision into film. While this is a skills intensive curriculum, it is also a plan of study that emphasizes the social awareness elements that lie at the heart of the documentary tradition. The faculty believes it is imperative to impart to students the power and responsibility documentary filmmakers have in a world increasingly dependent on the moving image to educate, inform, and affect change.