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Master of Arts (MA) in Producing for Film
Produce Your Career:
Master of Arts (MA) in Producing for Film Program
In the ten-month Master of Arts (MA) in Producing for Film Program, students develop the expertise to pursue a career as a film producer. At the completion of the program, students have the tools and hands-on experience to both produce films and a skill-set that is directly applicable to other career paths including new and emerging media, internet and digital media production and distribution, documentary production, video games, commercials, as well as business opportunities and start-up and entrepreneurial ventures in areas that may both include or even transcend the world of filmmaking.
The curriculum of the Master of Arts (MA)in Producing for Film Program focuses on the four crucial areas of producing that are needed to produce feature films: Creative Elements and the Creative Team; Business of Filmmaking (business, financial and legal); Management (pre-production, production, and post-production); and Marketing and Distribution. As part of the program, all students produce hands-on portfolio and demo work. Every student has the opportunity to earn an associate producing credit during the program. Students also develop a final project of their choice that provides an in-depth analysis of how to package and finance the project, the actual budget and the marketing and distribution plan.
As the capstone to the Master of Arts (MA)in Producing for Film Program, every student can put their first professional producing job on their resume by participating in the optional industry internship program.
All classes meet in the evening (6:00pm-10:25pm—at least two times per week) but students should also expect to devote substantial out-of-class time to their projects. In addition, when appropriate, guest lectures and professional activities will occasionally be scheduled during normal business hours and on weekends.
- Gain hands-on experience as a film and video producer during the program
- Initiate, coordinate, supervise and control all aspects of a film production including creative, business, management, and marketing, distribution and sales
- Obtain a skill-set that is directly applicable to a wide range of career paths involving project development, project management, business planning, financial over sight, and marketing
- Experience the opportunity and energy of Seattle’s diverse production community as a center for independent filmmaking, software development, web-based companies, and hi-tech video gaming
- Day-job friendly schedule: Evening classes and some weekends
- Earn your master’s degree or professional certificate in 10 months without interrupting your career
- Develop your professional network as you stay with the same group of students throughout the cohort-based program
- Earn a producing credit during the program
- Gain professional work experience as a participant in the SFI internship program