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

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Hernandez Anzola, Ricardo Assistant Professor 718.237.3410 x.1002 25 Washington Avenue, 536 r.hernandezanzola67 @ brooklyn.cuny.edu 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:
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)

REQUIRED TESTS:

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)

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.

Creative Portfolio

Prepare and submit a portfolio of creative work via the online application system, Slideroom. Please note that, upon submitting your creative portfolio, Slideroom will charge a small fee for applicants to use this service. (You may pay this fee with a credit or debit card.) Portfolio submission materials will not be returned to applicants. We recommend submitting copies only.

Portfolio Requirements for all cinema arts applicants, please submit one of the following:

1. A short film that you have personally directed, or for which you were a principal creative contributor and credited as such (i.e. as writer, producer, cinematographer, editor, vfx designer/supervisor), not to exceed 15 minutes, or
2. An original treatment for a feature film, in 10 pages or less (double-spaced, 12-point font), which can include photographs or visuals not to exceed one third of total treatment, plus one additional written page explaining why you want to make this project and create this specific story, or
3. A short script (correctly formatted) that you have individually written, not to exceed 12 pages in length.

Additional/Optional items: You are welcome to submit up to 5 additional items on Slideroom (either visual pieces -- such as videos, photos, visual documentation of creative work -- or written pieces - provided you played a key role on those works). Clearly describe exactly your role on each item that you submit on Slideroom.

While you are required to submit a portfolio of your creative work on Slideroom, you are permitted to supplement your portfolio by listing a URL to an online portfolio of your creative work on your resume, or CV.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A
Examinations

 

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: directing, cinematography, screenwriting, post-production, digital animation and visual effects, and producing. The three-year, 66-credit concentrations in directing, cinematography, screenwriting, 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 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, cinematography, screenwriting, 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, and screenwriting 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, 7832G, 7951G, 7961G

and

Any two 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, 7241G, 7541G, 7542G, 7821G, 7832G, 7951G
and

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


Screenwriting

All of the following courses: FILM 7301G, 7302G, 7312G, 7321G, 7322G, 7323G, 7331G, 7332G, 7821G, 7952G, 7962G
and

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


Post-Production

All of the following courses: FILM 7013G, 7014G, 7023G, 7501G, 7502G, 7511G, 7513G, 7515G, 7521G, 7522G, 7523G, 7541G, 7801G, 7811G, 7832G, 7953G, 7963G, 7964G
and

Any three 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, 7462G, 7471G, 7531G, 7801G, 7832G, 7942G, 7951G, 7961G, 7964G.

and

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