Master of Fine Arts in Film, Television and Digital Media
Answering the need of one of the state’s largest industries with new MFA Film program. Premiering in fall 2020, the MFA educates future directors, producers and cinematographers in two-year program starting in Athens and finishing at the Georgia Film Academy.
Applications for the Fall 2020 class of MFA Film students are now closed. Applications for the 2021 class will be due early 2021 and the anticipated requirements can be viewed here: mfafilm.uga.edu.
UGA’s MFA Film program is offered to students at a tuition rate comparable to that of other graduate programs at the university, making it one of the most financially accessible programs of its caliber in the country.
Students are expected to range from recent graduates to those who have worked in the industry for a few years and are looking for a new challenge.
The MFA Film program will be a two-year (six-semester), 62-credit-hour program culminating in capstone experiences and professional internships.
During the first year of the program, students will study on the University of Georgia campus in Athens and take courses focused on writing for the screen, producing, directing, film history, audio production and lighting, among others.
During the second year, students will work on capstone projects and internships while living at Pinewood Forest, a 235-acre master-planned residential and mixed-use development. Second-year courses are expected to include advanced writing, advanced production, advanced directing, computer animation and thesis films.
“The vision for Pinewood has always been to create an extraordinary environment for the next generation of creators, storytellers and entrepreneurs,” said Dan Cathy, Pinewood Atlanta Studios owner, who has helped make the MFA program possible through personal financial support and accommodation at Pinewood Forest. “We are thrilled to partner with Jeffrey Stepakoff, President Morehead, Dean Davis and everyone involved by hosting these inspiring students and faculty at Pinewood.”
The MFA Film program will feature student-created films and television projects produced in collaboration with industry professionals each year.
Grady is Ready For You
Are you ready for Grady? Admission is highly competitive. Familiarize yourself with eligibility criteria so you don’t miss your opportunity. You’ll be walking up Sanford Drive in no time.