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.
Pending NYSED approval. 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 five filmmaking specializations:
Students are admitted to the program in one of the above specializations. Although classes are offered across the different filmmaking specializations to provide a rounded education, once accepted into a specific specialization, students are not permitted to switch.
New M.F.A. programs begin in fall 2016.
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.
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.
For more information and course requirements, please visit this webpage.
To apply directly, visit the Online Graduate Application Form.