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Master of Fine Arts

The Film/Video MFA program helps students refine their practice as artists working with the moving image.

MassArt offers a full-time, two-year (60 credit) MFA in Film/Video. This intimate, rigorous program provides a unique learning environment for students looking to take their work to the next level. Students are encouraged to experiment both conceptually and formally across a broad spectrum of film, video, installation, and new media. 

MFA Film/Video students have access to MassArt’s first-rate facilities that allow them to develop a professional studio practice, advance their technical knowledge, and hone their creative skills. Facilities include: analog film and digital video cameras, audio recording equipment, sound and lighting studios, 360 cameras and VR headsets, professional editing and finishing stations and software, 16mm Steenbeck reel-to-reel editors, a handmade film lab, Kinetta archival scanner, and an optical printer, and an Oxberry animation stand. In addition, all MFA students have the use of personal studio spaces.

Classes focus on critiques of student work combined with group discussions of the theory and challenges of contemporary moving image work. Program opportunities also include visits from acclaimed film/video artists and curators, cross-registration with MIT and UMass Boston, internships, teaching assistantships, and the exceptional cultural, creative and intellectual resources of the City of Boston.

Several post-graduate residency opportunities are offered each year to recent alumni, including international teaching residencies in Beijing, China, and Bangalore, India. The program also coordinates and funds local and regional residencies at MASS MoCA, the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

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