M.A. degree program in screen studies
HEGIS code 1010
NYS SED program code 36605

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Admission Requirements

Department Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema
Fall Application Deadline January 15th
Spring Application Deadline December 15th
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

1. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.' http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply/documents.php)

2. Resume

3. Statement of purpose

4. Writing sample

5. Two letters of recommendation


I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63, Duolingo 105-160.

The following documents can be emailed to FeirsteinDocs@brooklyn.cuny.edu (resume, statement of purpose & writing sample)

Statement of Purpose instructions:
Write a three- to four-page (double-spaced, 12-point font) statement explaining your purpose in undertaking a graduate program in cinema studies. This is your opportunity to define your goals, interests and career plans as they relate to your proposed course of study. We are trying to gain a sense of who you are and the distinctive experiences and interests that have motivated you to pursue this degree.

Writing Sample instructions:
Write a 12- to 15-page (double-spaced, 12-point font) sample essay that best exemplifies your research interests, your skills at conducting scholarly analysis (including the use of primary and secondary materials), and your ability to write critically about cinema, television or other media; or submit a published article that fulfills these requirements. In the absence of either, an essay that critically examines a topic in the arts or humanities may be submitted provided that it meets the criteria listed above.

Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A


The Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema offers a master of arts degree in screen studies. The two-year, 36-credit program provides a comprehensive education in cinema and screen history, theory, criticism, and aesthetics, encompassing the scholarly exploration of motion pictures as a form of art and a means of social communication. The program may be pursued on either a full-time in 2 years basis or a part-time basis. Because the degree program is housed in the same facility as the M.F.A. in Cinema Arts (the Steiner Studios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard), students are able to deepen their knowledge within the context of a larger community of filmmaker and cinema scholars. This program's interrelationship with the M.F.A. program is truly unique.

Matriculation Requirements
Applicants who have completed a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00 satisfy the undergraduate requirements of this program. General matriculation and admission requirements of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission."

Degree Requirements:
36 credits are required for this degree

Students must complete: FILM 7001G, 7002G, 7003G, and one of the following: FILM 7801G, 7014G, 7301G, 7302G, or 7431G.

Students must also complete 21 credits from the following list of electives: FILM 7011G, 7012G, 7015G, 7021G, 7022G, 7031G, 7032G, 7033G, 7034G, 7035G, 7036G, 7037G, 7038G, 7141G, 7513G, 7901G, 7902G, 7903G, 7911G, 7912G, 7913G. Please Note: Topics for electives will change every semester so that students can take a particular course more than once.

Students must also complete the following course: FILM 7050G: Thesis Project.