M.F.A. degree program in cinema arts
HEGIS code 1010
NYS SED program code 36817

Program Heads

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Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
Cawley Cabiya, Sarah Dist Lecturer 718.237.3410 x.1005 25 Washington Avenue, 544 feirstein.cine @ gmail.com call/email for appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema
Fall Application Deadline January 15th - Rolling Admission
Spring Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Spring
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
You may apply to up to two MFA film disciplines, indicating your first choice. Please note that students are accepted into only one discipline and once accepted, are not able to transfer into another discipline.

Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
- 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)
- Resume
- Statement of purpose
- Two letters of recommendation
- Portfolio (submit at https://feirsteincinema.slideroom.com)

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

Statement of Purpose instructions:
Write a three- to four-page (double-spaced, 12-point font) statement explaining your purpose in undertaking graduate study in cinema arts. This is your opportunity to articulate your goals, interests and career plans as they relate to pursuing an MFA in cinema arts. 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.

Portfolio instructions:
Submit the portfolio at SlideRoom, https://feirsteincinema.slideroom.com.
1. Submit a short film that you have personally shot, not to exceed 15 minutes.
OR
2. Submit clips from work that you personally have shot, not to exceed a total running time of 10 minutes.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 600, 250, 100
Examinations

 

These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2019 semester.
Click here to view the current requirements

The Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema offers a master of fine arts degree in cinema arts with a concentration in one of the following areas: producing, directing, screenwriting, cinematography, post-production, or digital animation and visual effects. The three-year, 66-credit concentrations in directing, screenwriting, cinematography, post-production and digital animation and visual effects, and the two-year 52-credit concentration in producing, prepares students for professional careers in their area of specialization through a combination of practical and theoretical courses.
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Matriculation Requirements
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Applicants who have completed a bachelor's degree satisfy the undergraduate requirements of this program. General matriculation and admission
requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission."
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Degree Requirements: 52-66 credits
66 credits are required for the concentrations in directing, screenwriting, cinematography, post-production and digital animation and visual effects. 52 credits are required for the concentration in producing.
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All students in the directing, cinematography, screenwriting and post-production tracks must complete the following courses:

All of the following FILM 7013G, 7014G, 7023G, 7801G, 7811G, 7942G, 7964G

In addition, students must complete requirements in one concentration as follows:

Directing

All of the following courses: FILM 7101G, 7111G, 7121G, 7131G, 7201G, 7202G, 7301G, 7821G, 7831G, 7951G, 7961G

and

Any three graduate film courses not required for the MFA in cinema arts and for this concentration.


Cinematography

All of the following courses: FILM 7201G, 7202G, 7211G, 7221G, 7231G, 7302G, 7522G, 7541G, 7821G, 7831G, 7951G, 7961G
and

Any two graduate film courses not required for the MFA in cinema arts and for this concentration.


Screenwriting

All of the following courses: FILM 7301G, 7302G, 7311G, 7312G, 7321G, 7322G, 7323G, 7331G, 7332G, 7952G, 7962G
and

Any three graduate film courses not required for the MFA in cinema arts and for this concentration.


Post-Production

All of the following courses: FILM 7302G, 7501G, 7502G, 7511G, 7513G, 7515G, 7521G, 7522G, 7523G, 7541G, 7811G, 7953G, 7963G
and

Any one graduate film course not required for the MFA in cinema arts and for this concentration.


Digital Animation and Visual Effects:

All of the following courses: Film 7005G, 7014G, 7601G, 7611G, 7612G, 7613G, 7614G, 7621G, 7622G, 7624G, 7631G, 7634G, 7943G, 7955G, 7965G, 7966G and
Five elective courses*

* Examples of Digital Animation & Visual Effects Advanced Discipline Electives:
3D Character Animation 1
3D Character Animation 2
Typography, Design, and Motion Graphics
Motion Capture
Editing
Screenwriting
Directing Actors
Sound Editing and Design
Lighting Workshop
3D Computer Animation 4
Hybrid Animation
Experimental Animation
Theories of Animation & VFX



Producing

All students in the producing track must complete the following courses:

Film 7016G, 7302G, 7401G, 7411G, 7414G, 7422G, 7423G, 7432G, 7462G, 7471G, 7531G, 7801G, 7831G, 7942G, 7951G, 7961G, 7964G