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In the Film Production master of fine arts degree program, students will master the artistic, technical, professional, and academic aspects of filmmaking. The program provides aspiring filmmakers with the advanced creative, technical, and aesthetic knowledge and skills required to produce, crew, and package a professional feature-length or short film. This comprehensive program integrates the study of numerous filmmaking disciplines, including screenwriting, visual storytelling, directing, editing, and producing. Students master these concepts through project-based learning in a program that mirrors the real-world, professional filmmaking environment. Students will also be trained on current filmmaking technologies and will learn how to utilize academic research methodologies in their work. Graduates of the Film Production master of fine arts degree program leave prepared for the professional film industry and are equipped with a range of technical and creative skills needed for career success.
Master's Objective Successful filmmaking requires a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the processes, practices, and technologies of film production. The objective of Full Sail University’s Film Production master of fine arts degree program is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to make a film from concept to completion. This will be accomplished through project-based learning activities that are aligned with the real-world film production cycle. These learning activities will help the student assess the dramatic and commercial viability of a film script, develop the necessary planning required for film production, manage talent and produce a film, and understand the legal and business considerations of filmmaking. Each course will also develop the student’s academic research skills, tools, and methodologies, as students will learn how to utilize academic research for a variety of contexts and learning activities. Upon completion of the program, students will have developed their own comprehensive graduate-level portfolio.