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Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Filmmaking & Producing
The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Filmmaking and Producing is the only graduate degree program of its kind: combining the hands-on production skills of a filmmaker with the business and project management skills of a producer.
The MFA in Filmmaking and Producing provides a comprehensive education in all aspects of the filmmaking process and in producing. Students participate in a core curriculum and choose one of the following concentrations:
· Acting for Film
· Motion Graphics & Visual FX
· Sound Design & Recording Arts
· Interdisciplinary Arts
The core curriculum provides all students with an overview of the filmmaking process and focuses on the four major areas of producing:
- Creative elements and the creative team;
- The business of filmmaking (business, financial and legal);
- Management (pre-production, production, and post-production);
- Marketing and distribution.
The curriculum and the mission of the MFA is to provide students with the knowledge, tools, and practical skills to define and implement career goals and accomplish their creative, business, and entrepreneurial goals with personal and professional integrity.
Ideal for those intending to start their own production companies or work as free-lance filmmakers, the MFA in Filmmaking & Producing provides students the tools and abilities to generate and oversee projects as well as the hands-on production skills needed to implement those projects and see them though to completion.
Acquire a wide-ranging skill set that combines the tools and abilities of a filmmaker with those of a producer
Gain hands-on experience in all aspects of filmmaking including writing, directing, cinematography, and editing
Work in both film and HD video
Complete a feature-length screenplay
Construct a demo-reel of completed projects
Craft a resume with specific crew positions
Learn to Initiate, coordinate, supervise all aspects of a film production including creative, business, management, and marketing, distribution and sales
Learn filmmaking by making films as students work on 10-15 projects during the program
Obtain a skill-set that is directly applicable to a wide range of career paths involving project development, project management, business planning, financial oversight, and marketing.
Conceive and develop a feature film proposal from tag line to budget, schedule, business plan and finance and distribution plan.
Develop your professional network as you stay with the same group of students throughout the cohort based program
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
Gain professional work experience as a participant in the SFI internship program