University of Iowa

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Communication Studies


The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA 52242

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Communication Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Communication Studies offers a Master of Fine Arts degree for students who wish to pursue creative work with moving images and sound. The students in this three-year program produce a number of short works in film or video. We encourage a variety of approaches to the media emphasizing artistic rigor at all levels. At any one time, our graduate students are producing narrative, expository, poetic, and experimental pieces. Our approach to media production is artisanal in that students develop, direct, edit, and mix their own projects. While students are responsible for all aspects of their work, a community of broadly skilled and multitalented producers is nurtured.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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