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Master of Fine Arts in Digital Cinema

Program Details

The Master of Fine Arts in Digital Cinema (MFA-DC) provides graduates with a foundation in film history and theory and in-depth study of digital motion picture production and post-production. The program focuses on developing well-rounded filmmakers versed in all aspects of film production and screenwriting with the ability to work on low budget, independent and documentary style filmmaking.


All Digital Cinema fellows must take the intensive residency consisting of three courses onsite at the National University Los Angeles campus: MDC 683P Production Practicum, MDC 688 Production and MDC 689 Postproduction. Must hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university where an overall GPA of 2.5, or where a GPA of 2.75 or higher was achieved in the last 90 quarter units. Students with a GPA of 2.0 to 2.49 may be admitted to the University if they have a satisfactory score on one of the following tests: GMAT, GRE, Miller Analogies Test, or an approved, standardized program-specific exam.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission