Boston University

Film and Television Studies


640 Commonwealth Ave

Boston, MA 02215

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MFA - Film (concentration in Film and TV Studies)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Film and Television Studies program is a four-semester, 64-credit program leading to a Master of Fine Arts  in Film with a concentration in Film and Television Studies.  The program is devoted to giving students a solid, broad-based education in many aspects of film, television and media studies. 

The program's mission comprises:

1. The appreciation and comparative study of film, television, video and media as art forms;
2. The study of film, television, video and media’s historical, political and sociocultural dimensions; and 
3. The comparative study of theories for understanding moving-image media and their various contexts

The Film and Television Studies Program works closely with many of the art house and revival theaters in the Boston/Cambridge area, such as the Coolidge Corner Theater, the Brattle Cinema, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Harvard Film Archive. The program’s graduate students have free access to screenings at the HFA, the MFA, and the Brattle and may be able to perform internships at some of these venues.

Further internship opportunities exist at the summer internship and study programs in Madrid, London, Los Angeles, and Sydney. The Sydney Program is structured around the Sydney International Film Festival, where students have privileged access to the day-to-day operations (including screenings), while taking two courses.


Boston University is accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., one of six nationally recognized accrediting agencies.

International Student Requirements:

In addition to the application requirements, international students must submit a TOEFL or IELTS exam (minimum score of 100 or 7.0) and an international student video.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 64

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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