Admissions & Aid
The Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema is dedicated to cultivating new and emerging voices in cinema in a diverse and inclusive learning environment. The school offers two degree programs: the Master of Arts (M.A.) in cinema studies and the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in cinema arts.
The Master of Arts in screen studies is a two-year program offered on a full- or part-time basis. The program offers a comprehensive education in cinema history, theory, criticism, and aesthetics; and encourages the scholarly exploration of cinema as a form of art and a social communication.
The Master of Fine Arts in cinema arts is a three-year program that accepts students on a full-time basis only. It offers a highly specialized education in a collaborative hands-on learning environment in six filmmaking specializations:
Digital Animation and Visual Effects (DAVE)
Sonic arts focuses on emerging technical innovations in music and sound art, sound design, and multimedia sound. The program has been designed to provide an academic route to promising composers and artists, sound designers, and those working in digital media, including those who may not necessarily possess a bachelor’s degree in music.
Media scoring offers advanced instruction and technical experience in the composition and production of music for media, including cinema, television, video games, animation, and other commercial applications. Those who have demonstrated success as a composer, possess a bachelor’s degree in music (or demonstrated equivalency), and wish to pursue a career in scoring or related fields are encouraged to apply.