Master of Fine Arts in Film, TV, and Digital Media

Master of Fine Arts in
Film, TV and Digital Media

Program OVERVIEW

Answering the need of one of the state’s largest industries, the M.F.A. Film program educates future directors, producers and cinematographers in a two-year program starting in Athens and finishing at the Georgia Film Academy at Trilith Studios.

UGA’s M.F.A. 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. The student cohort includes recent graduates and those who have worked in the field for a few years and are looking to take their skills and talent to a new level.

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  • 2
    Year Program
  • $16,000
    Approximate In-State Annual Tuition
  • 62
    Total Credit Hours
  • $41,000
    Approximate Out-of-State Annual Tuition

Faculty

  • A headshot of Nate Kohn.

    Nathaniel H. Kohn

    Professor; Co-director, Cannes Lions Program

    About: Dr. Kohn teaches advanced screenwriting, producing for film/television, documentary film, and qualitative methods; directs the Cannes Film Festival and Cannes Lions Study Abroad Programs; directs Roger Ebert’s Film Festival; […]

  • Neil Landau

    Associate Professor; MFA in Film, Television and Digital Media

    About: Neil Landau is an award-winning screenwriter, producer, author and screenwriting professor. View Curriculum Vitae Education Master of Fine Arts, Screenwriting, University of Georgia Bachelor of Arts, Film/Television, University of […]

  • A headshot of Sanghoon Lee.

    Sanghoon Lee

    Clinical Associate Professor, MFA Film

    About: Sanghoon Lee teaches in our MFA Film, Television and Digital Media program. When he is not teaching, he is a director, producer, writer and cinematographer for independent film projects. […]

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Events

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Philadelphia Alumni Event

Save the date to join Dean Davis and other alumni for our Grady College networking event in Philadelphia during the AEJMC Conference. Reserve your spot here by August 1.

UGA 40 Under 40 celebration

The UGA 40 under 40 alumni luncheon will happen on Friday, September 6, in Athens.

Fall Alumni Board Meeting

Save the date for the fall 2024 Alumni Board meeting. More details will be announced closer to the date.

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Grady alumni tailgate

Please join us on the Schnitzer Family Media Lawn 2 1/2 hours before kickoff against Mississippi State University for an alumni tailgate.

Perspectives

“The University of Georgia’s MFA in Film program was the central accelerator for me to
achieve my dream of becoming a cinematic artist and excel in my craft.”

Kelvin Summerhill

MFA ‘22

Perspectives

“There are so many learning experiences. There were really good mentorships, and
having the time and resources to explore what it means to be a filmmaker was invaluable.”

Nalani Dowling

MFA ’22

Perspectives

“The boutique nature of this program means every student’s experience is tailored to
their goals and strengths while stretching them to grow outside their comfort zone. Small
cohorts mean close collaboration with classmates and working industry professionals, and that prospective students can easily reach faculty and graduates to decide if this is the right program for them.”

Matt Hudgins

Current MFA Student

Perspectives

“It’s a good lesson in how to pitch your own material and get other people excited about
it and try to get your vision of it across.”

Elise Nation

MFA ‘22

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