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Imaging Arts/Computer Animation (MFA)
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).
International Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid Description: For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.
Classification: Master's College or University I
Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.
Locale: Large Suburb