APPLY NOW FOR FALL 2013!
PLEASE NOTE: THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOW MARCH 1st!
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:
The MFA program admits an average of 23-25 students for each fall semester. Students may apply for either Writing/Directing Fiction or Writing/Directing Documentary as their area of concentration.
All students are required to function and specialize in one of the secondary creative areas on thesis projects other than their own, such as producer, director, cinematographer, or editor.
The application process is highly competitive and the program attracts a diverse student population from New York, other regions of the United States, and foreign countries as well. Applicants to the MFA Program in Media Arts Production must have a BA or BFA degree with a minimum 3.0 (B) grade point average in the major. Undergraduate training in film and video must include courses in the following subjects or the equivalent: film history and theory; screenwriting; advanced film and video production (including "hands on" courses in 16mm camera, lighting and sound), film editing, digital editing, directing for fiction film and video; and documentary production. In addition to taking the above listed courses as pre-requisites (or having the equivalent of in work experience), if a student does not have 16mm film experience at the college-level, he/she is strongly advised to enroll in a hands-on workshop before the beginning of their first semester in the MFA program. Such workshops are given through colleges and media arts organizations around the country, and will count as pre-requisite "experience" as opposed to "transfer credits"-- our program does not accept transfer credits for courses taken at other colleges, universities or institutions. GRE test scores are NOT required. International applicants must ALSO submit official English translations of transcripts and a minimum standard TOEFL score of 575 (or 233 computerized or 91 IBT) is required for admission. CCNY requires a $250 deposit for all students accepted into the program.
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