Master of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures & Television
Academy of Art University

Program Details

The Master of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures & Television is a fine arts degree available from the Academy of Art University, one of the top art schools.  This is an in-depth program with advanced training in the various areas of film and television production.  It is a terminal degree, designed for those planning to work or teach in this industry. 

Students are able to choose the area of study they wish to specialize in from:

  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Production Design
  • Screenwriting

Your specialization determines the direction your coursework will take as you work to complete a thesis film or professional reel or portfolio, depending on the specialization.  Regardless of the specialization, all students gain skills in problem solving, critical thinking, communication, major trends, and the professional terminology and behaviors required in this field.


  • An undergraduate degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of Intent
  • Personal resume
  • Other admission materials may be required

School Accreditation Statement

National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission