Master of Science
Film School for the Digital Age
No prior film or television production experience is necessary for admission to any of the MS Cinema Production concentrations.
The graduate application process involves completing an online application, sending in your transcripts and submitting any supplemental material (e.g., letters of recommendation, certifications, etc.). To learn more about the process, visit our
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Our best student films screen annually at the historic Music Box Theatre in front of industry professionals, friends and family.
This ten-week immersion program enables you to live in Los Angeles, take classes on a historic studio lot, and intern at high profile companies.
Watch and learn from film, TV, animation and gaming artists and professionals in an intimate theatre or master class.
The Equipment Centers and Production Office are the gateways to film and television production needs like cameras, casting, or permits.
Learn from industry professionals on the set of Project Bluelight.
Future directors, producers, cinematographers, or production designers are provided a solid foundation in the essential skills of producing, directing, editing and cinematography in the first year. During the second year, electives allow students to customize their degree to their specific area of interest.
Future editors, colorists, or post-production supervisors are provided a solid foundation in the essential skills of producing, directing, editing and cinematography in the first year. During the second year, students learn advanced post-production sound, picture editing and color correction, with additional electives allowing them to focus their degree in their specific area of interest.
Future sound designers are provided a solid foundation in the essential skills of production, post-production, editing and sound in the first year. During the second year, students learn advanced production- and post-production-sound for film, TV and the Web, while specializing in skills like recording, scoring, mixing or editing sound.
Transition to MFA
Students who have been admitted into the MS in Cinema Production can apply for admission into the MFA in Cinema Program. Students can apply at anytime as long as they have not completed more than 24 credit hours while in the MS. If admitted into the MFA, the courses taken during the MS will be applied to the MFA. The MFA clock begins at the time of first enrollment and will not be extended due to a program change.
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Some courses are available for review and playback ONLINE.