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Abdulkadir Abdullahi | School of Motion Pictures & Television
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The MA program Writing & Directing for Film guides aspiring writer-directors in directing an original and engaging short film. Students also learn to develop a social media marketing campaign and a promotional strategy for their film. Students are also trained to develop a marketable idea and outline for a feature film. Students will practice and apply visual storytelling skills as a film director and learn to work effectively with actors to realize their stories.
MA Writing & Directing for Film Degree Requirements
Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:
Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to:
The School of Motion Pictures & Television's MFA program offers advanced, multifaceted study of the film arts. Areas of emphasis include story structure, cinematography, directing, editing, and various producing aspects. Students produce a reel of work that reflects their refined talent and professional readiness.
MFA Motion Pictures & Television Unit Requirements
MFA Motion Pictures & Television Degree Requirements
Please see Degree Breakdown for requirements for the program. Explore our course catalog and take classes based on your interests, either online or in our world-class facilities in San Francisco.
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The MFA degree provides advanced study for students pursuing a career in Motion Pictures & Television. Studio courses focus on the techniques necessary to develop and master technical skills. Graduate Liberal Arts courses promote the expression of ideas and effective communication utilizing visual, oral and written presentation skills. The program culminates with an independent final project. Students will graduate from the program equipped with a portfolio of work and prepared for professional opportunities in the field of Motion Pictures & Television.
Curran G. Engel
Producing Track Head