The master of fine arts program in film and animation is designed for the student to "learn by doing" with emphasis on production-based classes. Supplementing this experience are strong components in scriptwriting as well as film history and aesthetics that exposes the student to a very broad spectrum of filmmaking styles.
The master of fine arts program in imaging arts emphasizes a broad interpretation of animation and filmmaking as an art form, with the intention of inspiring and nurturing the individuality of each student as a creative, productive person. The program encourages graduate study in filmmaking and animation as a means to personal aesthetic, intellectual and career development.
The MFA curriculum provides a flexible pattern of study that is continually sensitive to the needs of each student, building upon the strengths that each individual brings to the program. A full range of courses in 2D computer animation; 3D computer animation; drawing for animation;, stopmotion animation; and documentary, experimental, and narrative film are available. Successful completion of the program enables a student to seek careers in film or animation production. This program accepts MFA students to begin in the fall quarter only, although any applicant that feels they are qualified to begin at a more advanced level and does not need fall or winter required classes, may petition directly to the SoFA MFA Coordinator to be considered for an exception to this policy.
This program accepts MFA students to begin in the Fall quarter only, although any applicant that feels they are qualified to begin with us at a more advanced level and does not need Fall or Winter required classes, may petition directly to the SoFa MFA Coordinator to be considered for an exception to this policy.
Available on a full time basis only, on campus only, and consists of 90 credit hours (18 courses plus Thesis).
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education