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Master of Science

Cinema Production



The Master of Science in Cinema Production emphasizes proficiency in the various areas of film production including cinematography, editing, sound design, and digital effects. The program is designed for students who wish to acquire technical skills to enable them to get jobs in local television, commercial production, and post-production companies. This degree is well suited to those who may be changing careers.


Sound Concentration

Students develop the skills necessary to work in sound for cinema.  Coursework includes advanced classes in location sound recording, dialogue editing, sound mixing, and scoring.

PRODUCTION Concentration

The first year's coursework provides students with a solid foundation in the essential skills of filmmaking including cinematography, editing, and sound.  The seven electives taken during the second year allow students to customize their degree to their specific areas of interest.

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Post Production Concentration

With advanced courses in editing, digital compositing, and color correction, students acquire the skills needed to work in all facets of cinema post-production. 

Transition to MFA

Students who have been admitted into the MS in Cinema Production can apply for admission into the MFA in Cinema Program. The 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.

Admission Process

The Graduate Admission process involves completing an online application, sending in your transcripts, and any additional information, e.g. letters of recommendation, certifications, etc.

Please visit our Graduate Admissions page for more information.

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Kevin Cagnolatti
MS in Cinema Production

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